Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Accomplished by secret or improper means; stealthy; underhanded.

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Usage examples "surreptitious":

  1. Since his resurrection, Chakra had pursued his iniquitous calling with even more energy than of old; but now in the most secret and surreptitious manner.
  2. His seafaring was of a surreptitious nature, perhaps. - "The Isle of Unrest", Henry Seton Merriman.
  3. Throughout the next day she was busied with collecting her few possessions, with her farewells to the one or two people in the village who had been kind to her, and with little sudden, almost surreptitious visits to corners of the house, the garden, the wood where she had at one time or another been happy. - "The Captives", Hugh Walpole.