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underhand

un·der·hand

underhand

 
pronunciation:
uhn dr haend
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: done with the hand below shoulder level.
an underhand toss
similar words:
sidearm
definition 2: secret and sneaky; underhanded.
synonyms:
devious, furtive, sneaky, underhanded
antonyms:
aboveboard
similar words:
crooked, deceitful, dirty, dishonorable, shifty, unscrupulous
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part of speech: adverb
definition: with the forearm moving forward and upward from a position below the shoulder
The ball is pitched underhand in softball.
 
antonyms:
overhand
similar words:
sidearm