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furtiveadjective

uk   /ˈfɜː.tɪv/ us   /ˈfɝː.t̬ɪv/
furtively
adverb uk   /ˈfɜː.tɪv.li/ us   /ˈfɝː.t̬ɪv.li/
As she turned away I saw him sniff furtively under his arm.
furtiveness
noun [U] uk   /ˈfɜː.tɪv.nəs/ us   /ˈfɝː.t̬ɪv.nəs/
(Definition of furtive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"furtive" in American English

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furtiveadjective

us   /ˈfɜr·t̬ɪv/
done or acting secretly and quietly to avoid being noticed: They exchanged furtive gestures and words of encouragement.
furtively
adverb us   /ˈfɜr·t̬ɪv·li/
She glanced furtively at the papers on his desk.
(Definition of furtive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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