Definition of Furtiveness

1. Noun. A disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously.

Exact synonyms: Sneakiness, Stealthiness
Generic synonyms: Closeness, Secretiveness
Derivative terms: Furtive, Furtive, Sneaky, Sneaky, Stealthy



Definition of Furtiveness

1. Noun. The quality of being furtive ¹

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Definition of Furtiveness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furtiveness

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Literary usage of Furtiveness

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1. Pencraft: A Plea for the Older Ways by William Watson (1916)
"... a kind of slinking furtiveness, and with gesture of shamefaced apology, but as means which are dignified and even consecrated by the admitted nobility ..."

2. The Principles of Punishment: As Applied in the Administration of the by Edward William Cox (1877)
"Such instances appear to point to a mental structure furtiveness. or condition that prompts to theft, not for the sake of gain, which is the common motive, ..."

3. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1899)
"... Charles—there's been a certain furtiveness in your manner for weeks— Why don't you be honest and tell me what it is? CHARLES—You're wrong—you're dead ..."

4. The Land of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin (1903)
"The crested quail that troop in the Carrizo are the happiest frequenters of the water trails. There is no furtiveness about \,tr L ..."

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