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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to
           avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak
           attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at
           his watch" [syn: furtive, sneak(a), sneaky,
           stealthy, surreptitious]
    2: conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods;
       "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger
       activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue";
       "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms";
       "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover
       investigation"; "underground resistance" [syn: clandestine,
       cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger,
       hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover,

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Surreptitious \Sur`rep*ti"tious\, a. [L. surreptitius, or
   subreptitius, fr. surripere, subripere, to snatch away, to
   withdraw privily; sub- under + rapere to snatch. See Sub-,
   and Ravish.]
   Done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or
   introduced fraudulently; clandestine; stealthy; as, a
   surreptitious passage in an old manuscript; a surreptitious
   removal of goods. -- Sur`rep*ti"tious*ly, adv.
   [1913 Webster]

3. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
SURREPTITIOUS. That which is done in a fraudulent stealthy manner. 

Thesaurus Results for surreptitious:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
artful, back-door, backstairs, calculating, chiseling, clandestine, collusive, concealed, covert, covinous, crafty, cunning, deceitful, doggo, false, falsehearted, feline, finagling, fraudulent, furtive, guileful, hidden, hidden out, hidlings, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, in ambush, in hiding, in the wings, indirect, insidious, lurking, on the sly, on tiptoe, private, privy, prowling, pussyfoot, pussyfooted, quiet, scheming, secret, secretive, sharp, shifty, skulking, slinking, slinky, slippery, sly, sneaking, sneaky, stealing, stealthy, treacherous, trickish, tricky, two-faced, under cover, under-the-counter, under-the-table, undercover, underground, underhand, underhanded, unobtrusive, veiled, waiting concealed, wily
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