Definitions for furtiveˈfɜr tɪv
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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"
backstair, backstairs, furtive(adj)
secret and sly or sordid
"backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior"
Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.
Origin: From furtif, From furtivus, from furtum, from fur.
stolen; obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy; as, a furtive look
Origin: [L. furtivus, fr. furtum theft, fr. fur thief, akin to ferre to bear: cf. F. furtif. See Fertile.]
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