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furtive

fur·tive

furtive

 
 
pronunciation:
fuhr tihv
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: done with or characterized by stealth; surreptitious; sly.
When she saw her two sons exchange furtive glances, she knew they were up to something.
synonyms:
sly, sneaking, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious
antonyms:
aboveboard, barefaced, forthright
similar words:
backdoor, clandestine, secretive, under-the-counter, under-the-table, undercover
definition 2: seemingly underhanded; shifty.
synonyms:
shifty, sly, sneaking, sneaky
antonyms:
forthright, open
similar words:
deceitful, devious, scheming, underhand, underhanded
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derivations: furtively (adv.), furtiveness (n.)