Definitions for furtiveˈfɜr tɪv

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. furtive, sneak(a), sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious(adj)

    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(adj)

    secret and sly or sordid

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

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  1. furtive(Adjective)

    stealthy

  2. furtive(Adjective)

    Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

  3. Origin: From furtif, From furtivus, from furtum, from fur.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Furtive(adj)

    stolen; obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy; as, a furtive look

  2. Origin: [L. furtivus, fr. furtum theft, fr. fur thief, akin to ferre to bear: cf. F. furtif. See Fertile.]


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