Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not having an adequate supply of hands; short-handed; sparsely peopled.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Underhand; clandestine.
- adj. Insufficiently provided with hands or workers; short-handed; sparsely populated; obsolete in this sense,
short-handedor understaffedbeing the preferrred term.
- adj. with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
- adj. marked by deception
- under + handed (Wiktionary)
“Perkins, worn out, irritated by, if not angry at, what he termed the underhanded lying of the opposition, drove home for luncheon, and found his wife and her mother in a state of high dudgeon.”
“Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat go a step further in underhanded criticism, comparing the movie to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in an apparent attempt to give it a Christian link and then add, "Naturally, a female is one of the main temptations Will must overcome.”
“If the overstuffed, unzipped, unsealed bags contain more absentee ballots than were recorded on the transmittal sheet, then something underhanded is being attempted.”
“This kind of underhanded behaviour is the reason that independent bookstores are going out of business. another indie bookseller says:”
“Pelosi comes in for some ridicule about her supposed "underhanded" deals.”
“We do know that there are many out there in the Great Unwashed, though, who aren't really all that swift, and that this kind of underhanded campaign tactic is exactly calibrated to appeal to those in the herd who are susceptible to racist or intollerant messages.”
“In an interview with the French daily Le Figaro published Monday, Mr. Karzai said the United States is using "underhanded" tactics to undermine him.”
“The question some are asking though is whether Anonymous has crossed the line -- whether, in its battle to expose Scientology, it's engaging in the same kind of underhanded tactics it accuses the church of.”
“Let's show them that we're not going to be cowed by the kind of underhanded tactics that should only be used in major political campaigns!”
“Will people put 2 and 2 together and figure out that the same kind of underhanded, slimy and dishonest methodology was used by the veep to drag us into Iraq?”
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