Synonyms for furtive

Synonyms for (adj) furtive

Synonyms: backstair, backstairs, furtive

Definition: secret and sly or sordid

Usage: backstairs gossip; his low backstairs cunning- A.L.Guerard; backstairs intimacies; furtive behavior

Similar words: covert

Definition: secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

Usage: covert actions by the CIA; covert funding for the rebels

Synonyms: stealthy, surreptitious, sneak, sneaky, furtive

Definition: marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

Usage: a furtive manner; a sneak attack; stealthy footsteps; a surreptitious glance at his watch

Similar words: concealed

Definition: hidden on any grounds for any motive

Usage: a concealed weapon; a concealed compartment in his briefcase

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