Definition of Stealthy

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

Exact synonyms: Furtive, Sneak, Sneaky, Surreptitious
Similar to: Concealed
Derivative terms: Furtiveness, Sneak, Sneak, Sneak, Sneakiness, Stealth, Stealthiness



Definition of Stealthy

1. a. Done by stealth; accomplished clandestinely; unperceived; secret; furtive; sly.

Definition of Stealthy

1. Adjective. Characterized by or resembling stealth or secrecy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stealthy

1. intended to escape observation [adj STEALTHIER, STEALTHIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stealthy

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stealth fighter
stealth fighters
stealth tax
stealthed
stealthful
stealthfully
stealthfulness
stealthier
stealthiest
stealthily
stealthiness
stealthinesses
stealthlike
stealths
stealthy (current term)
steam
steam-crack
steam-cracked
steam-cracking
steam-cracks
steam-engine
steam-heat
steam-powered
steam-ship
steam-ships
steam bath
steam baths
steam boiler
steam boilers

Literary usage of Stealthy

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1. The Achievements of Stanley and Other African Explorers: Comprising All the by Joel Tyler Headley (1878)
"... elands snorted their warning to the herd in the forest; stealthy forms of the carnivora stole through the dark woods outside of our camp. ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"2. move, slip, slide, slink, sneak, creep, lurk (rare). stealthy, a. I. See THIEVISH. 8. secret, furtive, surreptitious, sly, underhand, ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1902)
"... while stealthy foes, more dangerous than hungry wolves, peered through the parted leaves and coveted their scalps, are now so many houses of religious ..."

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