Meaning of “surreptitious” in the English Dictionary

"surreptitious" in British English

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surreptitiousadjective

uk /ˌsʌr.əpˈtɪʃ.əs/ us /ˌsɝː.əpˈtɪʃ.əs/
surreptitiously
adverb uk /ˌsʌr.əpˈtɪʃ.əs.li/ us /ˌsɝː.əpˈtɪʃ.əs.li/

Joe surreptitiously had a look in the answer book.
surreptitiousness
noun [ U ] uk /ˌsʌr.əpˈtɪʃ.əs.nəs/ us /ˌsɝː.əpˈtɪʃ.əs.nəs/

(Definition of “surreptitious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"surreptitious" in American English

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surreptitiousadjective

us /ˌsɜr·əpˈtɪʃ·əs/

done secretly, without anyone seeing or knowing:

a surreptitious glance

(Definition of “surreptitious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)