Definition of Sneaking

1. Adjective. Not openly expressed. "A sneaking suspicion"

Exact synonyms: Unavowed
Similar to: Concealed



Definition of Sneaking

1. a. Marked by cowardly concealment; deficient in openness and courage; underhand; mean; crouching.

Definition of Sneaking

1. Verb. (present participle of sneak) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sneaking

1. sneak [v] - See also: sneak

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sneaking

sneaker
sneakered
sneakerhead
sneakerheads
sneakerlike
sneakernet
sneakers
sneakeup
sneakeups
sneakier
sneakiest
sneakily
sneakin'
sneakiness
sneakinesses
sneaking (current term)
sneaking(a)
sneaking suspicion
sneakingly
sneakingness
sneakish
sneaks
sneaksbies
sneaksby
sneaky
sneap
sneaped
sneaping
sneaps
sneath

Literary usage of Sneaking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"... 'but, as you are aware, he had a sneaking regard himself for my daughter, and he thought he would feel more comfortable, ..."

2. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... Born and Bred Swindlers — Anything for Whiskey — Enjoying his Whiskey Alone — sneaking off for a Debauch — A Sound Thrashing — A Blubbering Warrior. ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"... One glance at your bowie-knives' savage expression Should frighten to death every cowardly Hessian— For soft in the solemn midnight The sneaking foe ..."

4. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1919)
"... and in that garb, supposing that he is masked, he commits the most frightful, -and, at the same time, the most sneaking of all crimes. ..."

5. Money and Its Laws: Embracing a History of Monetary Theories, and a History by Henry Varnum Poor (1877)
"The sneaking arts of underling tradesmen," he says, " are thus erected into political maxims for the conduct of a great empire; for it is the most underling ..."

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