furtive furtive  /ˈfɜr tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
  2. (adj) secret and sly or sordid

Usage(s):

  • The furtive glances of the man standing near the bridge was a dead giveaway. He was caught trying to peddle drugs to children.

News

  • Jeff Simon find TV roots ‘Under the Dome’

    “I love you” says the romantic young boy to the hot teen waitress after furtive sex. He’s about to go off to college soon. She thinks for a couple seconds as she puts her uniform back on. “It’s been a fun summer” she responds finally to his gushing declaration.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

Quotes

  1. "Unfortunately, every day in different ways appear furtive plans that aim to undo the modern advances and ruin the Turkish republic's secular and democratic structure," the chief of the general staff, General Yasar Buyukanit, said in a statement...
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: Yasar Buyukanit Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "He looks around, takes off that shirt, puts it in a bag and continues to walk south, looking a couple of times in a furtive manner," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
    on May 4, 2010 By: Raymond Kelly Source: Right Juris

  3. "Yesterday (Thursday) a group, acting in a furtive manner, attempted to assassinate a courageous countryman who is a cabinet member," said Ould-Abdallah. "And the day before an innocent Member of Parliament, was killed. I totally deplore...
    on Apr 17, 2009 By: Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah Source: Xinhua

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