Translation of "surreptitious" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˌsʌr.əpˈtɪʃ.əs/ us /ˌsɝː-/

done secretly, without anyone seeing or knowing

subrepticio, furtivo
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 /-li/ us

subrepticiamente, a escondidas
Joe surreptitiously had a look in the answer book.
surreptitiousness noun [ no plural ] uk /-nəs/ us

(Translation of “surreptitious” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)