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furtiveness

[ fur-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF furtiveness

Synonyms for furtiveness

  • concealment
  • covertness
  • secrecy
  • secretiveness
  • slyness
  • sneakiness
  • stealthiness
  • secretness
  • surreptitiousness
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Antonyms for furtiveness

  • revelation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FURTIVENESS

He did so more because he wished not to pain her than from furtiveness.

Furtiveness—complete disappearance if possible—is the whole point.

It was the furtiveness of it rather than the fact itself that troubled him.

When he left her her once clear, careless glance had a suggestion of furtiveness in it.

My grandmother noticed a furtiveness in his manner when he received them.

He was unshaven, and his eyes shone with the furtiveness of some hunted animal.

She had but little of the curiosity of the flirt, and none of the intrigante's joy in furtiveness.

And there was some haste in his slouching, loose-jointed gait which gave to his journey a suggestion of furtiveness.

The mountaineer is, by nature, secretive to furtiveness, and under so outright a questioning the visitor stiffened with affront.

The sound of a crackled twig off to the right had come to their ears, and it was a sound that carried the quality of furtiveness.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FURTIVENESS

chicanery

noundeception, trickery
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