Synonyms for furtive
- under wraps
Antonyms for furtive
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FURTIVE
And in the low bushes could be discerned the lurking, furtive, shadowy jackals.
Told under the breath, with furtive glances to right and to left.
How noisy and romping the brook was; how capricious, how playful, how furtive!
The pink plump face was contorted in a furtive grimace of deprecation.
I stayed with her, casting displeased and furtive glances at the Prince.
He was endeavoring to fix and hold those dark, furtive eyes.
He collided with the girl who, with a furtive gesture, slipped something into her muff.
One or two were pale, and their eyes wore a furtive, frightened look.
Thorpe, after a furtive instant of bewilderment, opened his mouth.
He seated himself and took a furtive glance at the man's face.
late 15c. (implied in furtively), from French furtif, from Latin furtivus "stolen, hidden, secret," from furtum "theft, robbery," from fur (genitive furis) "thief," probably from PIE *bhor-, from root *bher- (1) "to carry" (see infer). Related: Furtiveness.
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