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Synonyms for furtive

Adjective

1. furtive, sneak(prenominal), sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious, concealed (vs. unconcealed)
usage: marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"
2. backstair, backstairs, furtive, covert (vs. overt)
usage: secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior"
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