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1 surreptitious

Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed:
— A surreptitious glance at his watch.

synoniemen: furtive, sneak, sneaky, stealthy.

Roget 545: deceived etc. v.; deceiving &c.; cunning etc. 702; prestigious, prestigiatory; deceptive, deceptious; deceitful, ... meer laten zien

Roget 546: untrue, false, phony, trumped up; void of foundation, without-foundation; fictive, far from the truth, false as dicer's oaths; unfounded, ben trovato [It], invented, fabulous, fabricated, ... meer laten zien



2 surreptitious

Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods:
— Surreptitious mobilization of troops.

synoniemen: clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, undercover, underground.

Roget 528: concealed etc. v.; hidden; secret, recondite, mystic, cabalistic, occult, dark; cryptic, cryptical; private, ... meer laten zien


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: artful, back-door, backstairs, calculating, chiseling, clandestine, collusive, concealed, covert, covinous, crafty, cunning, deceitful, doggo, false, falsehearted, feline, finagling, fraudulent, furtive ... meer laten zien.

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