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surreptitious

adjective uk   /ˌsʌr.əpˈtɪʃ.əs/  us   /ˌsɝː-/
done secretly, without anyone seeing or knowing: She seemed to be listening to what I was saying, but I couldn't help noticing her surreptitious glances at the clock.
surreptitiously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Joe surreptitiously had a look in the answer book.
surreptitiousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “surreptitious”
in Chinese (Traditional) 秘密的,偷偷的, 鬼鬼祟祟的…
in Russian сделанный тайком…
in Turkish gizli, el altından, kaçamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秘密的,偷偷的, 鬼鬼祟祟的…
in Polish potajemny, ukradkowy…
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