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surreptitious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word surreptitious

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

(adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surreptitious

Surreptitious sounds like suspicious.....you suspect someone if they are hiding secrets
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by Angeltks

surreptitious sounds like sir repeated it to us. - only to us and not to everyone as it was a secret method to solve the problem.
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by k-electron

surreptitious = surrept(corrupt) + titous ; one who is corrupt has a secret,hidden way to earn other than the usual salary !
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by khushi5

if you eat syrup wen on a diet u have 2 b stealthy about it (sounds like)
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by kayla2010

Sir+Rapt===Listen to sir in rapt attention as he is saying something SECRET
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by baseguitar

rhymes with Serpent >> A serpent or snake has characteristics of secretly attacking, quiet movement towards enemy, can crawl underground, etc.
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by RajeshBorkar

Root word is Rapt/Rept means to seize or capture Sur for Sub, means hidden..
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by pankajgoyal

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