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Adjective
/ˈfərtiv/,
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Attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive,
  1. Attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive
    • - they spent a furtive day together
    • - he stole a furtive glance at her
  2. Suggestive of guilty nervousness
    • - the look in his eyes became furtive

  1. 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: secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior"
  3. (furtively) in a furtive manner; "the soldiers were furtively crawling through the night"
  4. (furtiveness) a disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously
  5. Secrecy (also called clandestinity or furtiveness) is the practice of hiding information from certain individuals or groups, perhaps while sharing it with other individuals. That which is kept hidden is known as the secret.
  6. stealthy; Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy
  7. (adj.) secretive, sly (Claudia’s placement of her drugs in her sock drawer was not as furtive as she thought, as the sock drawer is the first place most parents look.)
  8. Resident cat burglar of B3ta, Furtive has been spotted on innumerable occasions, usually in the company of one Fluffy the Penguin. Though feared by many, Furtive has released video tapes to the U.S. government and news stations, insisting he only wanted a "bloomin' hug."
  9. stealthy; sneaky; surreptitious.