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SNEAKY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sneaky mean? 

SNEAKY (adjective)
  The adjective SNEAKY has 2 senses:

1. marked by deception
2. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

  Familiarity information: SNEAKY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SNEAKY (adjective)


Sense 1sneaky [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by deception

Synonyms:

sneaky; underhanded; underhand

Context example:

achieved success in business only by underhand methods

Similar:

corrupt; crooked (not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive)


Sense 2sneaky [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

furtive; sneak; stealthy; surreptitious; sneaky

Context examples:

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

Similar:

concealed (hidden on any grounds for any motive)


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