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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy.

Usage examples (31)
  • Rory tried to sneak a surreptitious glance at Adam's wristwatch.
  • When he called a surreptitious meeting to try to get Emmerson
  • At its core, “macroeconomic management” is invariably an exercise in surreptitious theft and fraud.
  • And "surreptitious" and "plethora" overcome their negative connotations with their cascades of soft syllables. for more
Tutoring comment
  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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