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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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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.
This arrangement was made, claims Looker, with no political underhandedness, and that Roosevelt was engagingly frank about his infantile paralysis experience (1932, pp.
The secrecy and underhandedness of the school board and school district continue to amaze me.
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.
APA has expended an enormous amount of time, effort and union resources in pursuit of a mutually beneficial agreement, only to have it unravel as a result of management's underhandedness.
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.
A blissfully naive Audrey doesn't believe he's capable of such underhandedness, but soon fears she'll lose a fortune as a huge cash transfer is about to leave her bank.