Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: underhand

Definition: (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)


Sentences Containing 'underhand'

Fed up with Murphy's underhand activities, Tunstall rides off to Santa Fe to seek the intervention of Gov. Sam Axtell (Alan Baxter).
In 1946, according to the new AAGPBL rules of play, the pitchers were forced to switch gradually from underhand to sidearm delivery.
Jane Jacobs was not a hard thrower, but her underhand fastball fooled batters because she was basically a curveball pitcher.
Nay, some gentlemen are so silly, that they shall carry on an underhand affair with their friend's servant-maid, to their own disgrace, and the ruin of many a young creature.
The Muslim Council of Britain issued a press release pointing out there is a lack of evidence of any forced conversions and suggested it is an underhand attempt to smear the British Muslim population.
The offices which I have myself obtained I never strove for by any underhand means.

More Vocab Words

::: objective - not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim
::: nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
::: disabuse - correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
::: fructify - bear fruit; produce fruit
::: tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
::: smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
::: embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
::: impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
::: adamant - hard; inflexible
::: restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury