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Dictionary definition for: Furtive

1. (s) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner" "a lurking prowler" "a sneak attack" "stealthy footsteps" "a surreptitious glance at his watch" "someone skulking in the shadows"

2. (s) secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip" "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies" "furtive behavior"

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