Definition of 'furtive'
Example sentences containing 'furtive'
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She cast furtive glances his way but generally stayed out of his reach. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEOthers stole furtive glances at me out of the corner of their eyes. Christianity Today (2000)The source added that this did not suggest that their conversations were in any way furtive as a result. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The chimp is also furtive about his behaviour, almost as if he knows he is being sneaky. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To try to make your son stop wearing women's clothes would only make the behaviour more furtive, stressed and unhappy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Used Occasionally. furtive is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'furtive'
British English: furtive ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone's behaviour as furtive, you disapprove of them behaving as if they want to keep something secret or hidden.
With a furtive glance over her shoulder, she unlocked the door and entered the house.
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