surreptitiousness[ sur-uh p-tish-uh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF surreptitiousness
Synonyms for surreptitiousness
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SURREPTITIOUSNESS
There had been in her movement a sort of perfection of surreptitiousness that was animal.
And, indeed, the quiet of the streets had a suggestion of surreptitiousness.
Sarrion rode up to the gate and rang a bell, which clanged with a sort of surreptitiousness just within.
I instantly told all to Stanton, who was almost ignorant of Franklin's surreptitiousness.
mid-15c., from Latin surrepticius "stolen, furtive, clandestine," from surreptus, past participle of surripere "seize secretly," from sub "from under" (hence, "secretly") + rapere "to snatch" (see rapid). Related: Surreptitiously.