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Underhand

Describing a secret or sneaky action. For example, one may underhandedly plot to remove the CEO of a corporation. Some underhand actions are illegal or unethical, but very often they are simply part of doing business.
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It is this underhandedness, not the targeting of a specific defendant, that shocked the Court in Henry.
Rachel is shocked to learn of her husband's duplicity and underhandedness, which she associates with the Jewishness of the more infamous traders.
The political in-fighting described in the first two-thirds of the book primarily revolves around Hundt's struggle to pass the Telecommunications Act of 1996 -- and, in some twisted way, the sheer underhandedness of it all is fascinating.
No evidence exists that Colonel Denison ever knew about Alfred McKeand's pay but the Denisons were not happy with what they regarded as Kennedy's general underhandedness. Captain Egerton Denison, Fred Denison's younger brother who was also on the expedition, was particularly incensed.
This arrangement was made, claims Looker, with no political underhandedness, and that Roosevelt was engagingly frank about his infantile paralysis experience (1932, pp.
Wouldn't it be perfectly moral for the morally deserving party to blackmail the first party into transferring that valued good--especially if what was threatened was precisely the [revelation] of the trickery and underhandedness?(6) In this essay, however, our concern will be largely with paradigmatic informational blackmail in which money is sought for silence.
Miami has typically been a gateway to Latin America and its crime rings, and Brooklyn, Queens, and Newark have been hubs for all sorts of underhandedness in goods transport, according to Millar.
But while Darrow wins the jury's and our hearts, neither side has a lock on underhandedness. Lukas explores the very real possibility that Darrow may have ensured that Orchard's accomplice, who could have been a damaging corroborating witness, was paid off.
It is this aspect of the business--the underhandedness", "brainwashing" and -price tags- put on Black youth--that turns off Black agents.
'The clandestine burial of Marcos is in the malevolent mold of the Marcoses' propensity for abuse, deception, deviousness and underhandedness,' Lagman said.
A blissfully naive Audrey doesn't believe he's capable of such underhandedness.