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Definition 1: marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where furtive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a furtive manner
  • a sneak attack
  • stealthy footsteps
  • a surreptitious glance at his watch

Synonyms for furtive in the sense of this definition

(furtive is similar to ...) hidden on any grounds for any motive

"a concealed weapon" "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"

Definition 2: secret and sly or sordid - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where furtive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • backstairs gossip
  • his low backstairs cunning
  • backstairs intimacies
  • furtive behavior

Synonyms for furtive in the sense of this definition

(furtive is similar to ...) secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

"covert actions by the CIA" "covert funding for the rebels"

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