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furtive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word furtive

(adj) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
Synonyms : sneak , sneaky , stealthy , surreptitious
Example Sentence
  • a furtive manner
  • a sneak attack
  • stealthy footsteps
  • a surreptitious glance at his watch

(adj) secret and sly or sordid
Synonyms : backstair , backstairs
Example Sentence
  • backstairs gossip
  • his low backstairs cunning
  • backstairs intimacies
  • furtive behavior

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for furtive

One who is FARTive has to expel farts stealthily.
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by userdce

FURTIVE ..very close to FERTILE...SO when you are infertile you go for fertility treatment, which you keep SECRET from others, as you dont want people to know about your infertility.
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by preetisoni2411

FURtive.. cats have fur..they're stealthy
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by redeye

a fugitive has to leave furitively
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by jay_gandhi

Furtive sounds like 'FLIRT'ive.. So a flirtly look is always SNEAKY...!!! ;)
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by jammy4u

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by Rodeokinney

A furrow is a place for a fugitive to hide and be stealthy.
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by Rodeokinney

A fugitive (a person in hiding sought by law) is always furtive. Relate furtive with fugitive.
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by Srividya Srikumar

for thieves :so in order to steal thieves need to be stealthy and sneaky
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by laaptu

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