furtive
[ fur-tiv ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from French furtif, -ive or Latin furtivus, from furtum ‘theft’
Synonyms
  • clandestine
  • covert
  • surreptitious
  • sneaky
  • secretive
Antonyms
  • aboveboard
  • open
  • obvious
Definition
characterized by stealth; sly and secretive
Example
The detective was furtive in his task and wasn't seen by anyone.
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