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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
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One who is FARTive has to expel farts stealthily.

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.

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

a fugitive has to leave furitively

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


A <B>furrow</B> is a place for a <B>fugitive</B> to hide and be stealthy.

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

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

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