furtiveness furtiveness

Definition(s):

  • (n) a disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The furtiveness was part of the kick for the all-male audience at a Rotary meeting or frat-house smoker.
  2. Then the black-veiled mourners, bearing their grief with an odd furtiveness.
  3. The druggist may cast off his furtiveness, again function as a respectable businessman.

Quotes

  • "There's this image of furtiveness and passwords and hidden entranceways," Okrent says. "In fact drinking was very, very public."
    on May 23, 2010 By: Daniel Okrent Source: Dallas Morning News

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