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What does "Surreptitious" mean?

Definition

(a.) Done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently; clandestine; stealthy; as, a surreptitious passage in an old manuscript; a surreptitious removal of goods


Synonyms sneak, covert, secret, clandestine, furtive, sneaky, stealthy, underground, lurking, concealed, hugger-mugger, undercover, hush-hush, cloak-and-dagger, skulking, hole-and-corner, on the quiet


Example: "A surreptitious glance at his watch" Example: "Surreptitious mobilization of troops"


Word Family surreptitiously, surreptitiousness