furtive
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈfɜːtɪv/
  • (Australia) IPA: [ˈfɜːɾɪv]
  • (America) IPA: [ˈfɝ.ɽɪv]
Adjective

furtive

  1. Stealthy.
  2. Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, p31
      But that was merely a piece of furtive knowledge which he happened to possess because his memory was not satisfactorily under control.
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