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 Dictionary entry overview: What does furtive mean? 

FURTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective FURTIVE has 2 senses:

1. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
2. secret and sly or sordid

  Familiarity information: FURTIVE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FURTIVE (adjective)

Sense 1furtive [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed


furtive; sneak; stealthy; surreptitious; sneaky

Context examples:

a furtive manner / a sneak attack / stealthy footsteps / a surreptitious glance at his watch


concealed (hidden on any grounds for any motive)

Sense 2furtive [BACK TO TOP]


Secret and sly or sordid


backstair; backstairs; furtive

Context examples:

backstairs gossip / his low backstairs cunning / backstairs intimacies / furtive behavior


covert (secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed)

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