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surreptitious

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Surreptitious \Sur'rep*ti"tious\, adjective [L. surreptitius, or subreptitius, fr. surripere, subripere, to snatch away, to withdraw privily; sub- under + rapere to snatch. See {Sub-}, and {Ravish}.] 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. -- {Sur'rep*ti"tious*ly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

surreptitious

adjective

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" [syn: {furtive}, {sneak(a)}, {sneaky}, {stealthy}, {surreptitious}]

2: conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance" [syn: {clandestine}, {cloak-and-dagger}, {hole-and-corner(a)}, {hugger-mugger}, {hush-hush}, {secret}, {surreptitious}, {undercover}, {underground}]


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