subreptitious


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Related to subreptitious: surreptitious

sub·rep·tion

 (sŭb-rĕp′shən)
n.
1. A calculated misrepresentation through concealment of the facts.
2. An inference drawn from such a misrepresentation.

[Late Latin subreptiō, subreptiōn-, from Latin, theft, from subreptus, past participle of surripere, subripere, to take away secretly; see surreptitious.]

sub′rep·ti′tious (-tĭsh′əs) adj.