Adjective(1) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed(2) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
(1) There appears to be an increasing amount of surveillance, much of it surreptitious .(2) He speaks loudly, and endearingly frankly, and occasionally steals a surreptitious glance over his shoulder to make sure the room is indeed empty.(3) They're all meeting in the cafeteria to plot against Veronica, and the way you shot it, you get right away that it's surreptitious .(4) A no-fly zone is reported to have been enforced so that paparazzi cannot take surreptitious snaps from helicopters.(5) Thanks to e-mail, the modern workplace is a hive of covert communication and surreptitious sociability.(6) She has been reflecting on the fact that it is ten years since she left school, and surreptitious elements of old school uniform have crept into her recent work.(7) Under British and American law this surreptitious sale is illegal.(8) They acted like some surreptitious athletics officials who could not wait to be the first to give the media a scoop and doubtless court future favour as a reward.(9) It is also surreptitious and insidious discrimination.(10) Very often staff feel that their colleagues have been silently and invisibly spirited out of the company in a surreptitious and clandestine manner.(11) This, for anyone not in the know, is the surreptitious act of slapping size 10 labels on clothes that are really a 12.(12) The stowing of the rubbish seemed surreptitious , even furtive, to a young and ignorant mind.(13) Today during afternoon break I went for a surreptitious puff with two co-workers.(14) A burning ember becomes a surreptitious reference to a tense nation teetering on collapse.(15) We don't need this surreptitious attempt at re-direction of our considerable traffic.(16) Zara was casually fanning herself with her picture, but when she thought no one was watching stole long, slow, surreptitious looks at it.
1. secret ::
2. stealthy ::
3. underground ::
1. open ::
2. overt ::
3. public ::
Different Formssurreptitious, surreptitiously, surreptitiousness
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