HyperDic: surreptitious

English > 2 senses of the word surreptitious:
ADJECTIVEallsurreptitious, furtive, sneak, sneaky, stealthymarked by quiet and caution and secrecy
allsurreptitious, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, undercover, undergroundconducted with or marked by hidden / hidden aims or methods
surreptitious > pronunciation
Soundsser.ahptih'shahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > surreptitious: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed.
Example "a surreptitious glance at his watch"
Synonymsfurtive, sneak, sneaky, stealthy
Broaderconcealedhidden on any grounds for any motive
Spanishacechante, furtiva, furtivo, sigiloso, solapado, subrepticia, subrepticio
Adverbssurreptitiouslyin a surreptitious manner
English > surreptitious: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningConducted with or marked by hidden / hidden aims or methods.
Example "surreptitious mobilization of troops"
Synonymsclandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, undercover, underground
BroadercovertSecret or hidden / hidden
Spanishclandestina, clandestino, encubierto, escondido, oculto, secreto
Catalanamagat, clandestí, encobert, ocult, secret

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