Definition of Sneaky

1. Adjective. Marked by deception. "Achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

Exact synonyms: Underhand, Underhanded
Similar to: Corrupt, Crooked
Derivative terms: Sneak, Sneakiness



2. Adjective. Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed. "A surreptitious glance at his watch"

Definition of Sneaky

1. n. Like a sneak; sneaking.

Definition of Sneaky

1. Adjective. Difficult to catch due to constantly outwitting the adversaries ¹

2. Adjective. dishonest; deceitful ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sneaky

1. deceitful [adj SNEAKIER, SNEAKIEST] : SNEAKILY [adv] - See also: deceitful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sneaky

sneakier
sneakiest
sneakily
sneakin'
sneakiness
sneakinesses
sneaking
sneaking(a)
sneaking suspicion
sneakingly
sneakingness
sneakish
sneaks
sneaksbies
sneaksby
sneaky (current term)
sneap
sneaped
sneaping
sneaps
sneath
sneaths
sneb
snebbe
snebbed
snebbes
snebbing
snebs
sneck
sneck-bend

Literary usage of Sneaky

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1. Sketches from Santalistan by Mathew Andreas Pederson (1913)
"... narrowminded and sneaky animals. They have made their home in the rocky hills and patches of jungle about us. At night they prowl about the villages and ..."

2. What Is Hinduism?: Modern Adventures Into a Profound Global Faith by Editors of Hinduism Today, Hinduism Today Magazine Editors, From the Editors of Hinduism Today (2007)
"For these reasons, it is best not to indulge in either sneaky anger or the cold shoulder. Sarcasm and cynicism can also be forms of anger. ..."

3. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"DEWEY IN MANILA BAY HE took a thousand islands and he did n't lose a man (Raise your heads and cheer him as he goes!) — He licked the sneaky Spaniard till ..."

4. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"He licked the sneaky Spaniard till the fellow cut and ran. For fighting's part of what a Yankee knows. He fought 'em and he licked 'em, without any fuss or ..."

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