What does the word surreptitious mean?

Usage examples for surreptitious

  1. His seafaring was of a surreptitious nature, perhaps. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. 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 by Hugh Walpole