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English definition of “furtive”

furtive

adjective    /ˈfɜr·t̬ɪv/
done or acting secretly and quietly to avoid being noticed: They exchanged furtive gestures and words of encouragement. furtively    /ˈfɜr·t̬ɪv·li/ adverb She glanced furtively at the papers on his desk.
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