sneaking


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sneak·ing

 (snē′kĭng)
adj.
1. Acting in a stealthy, furtive way.
2. Unavowed; secret.
3. Gradually growing or persistent: a sneaking hunch.

sneak′ing·ly adv.

sneaking

(ˈsniːkɪŋ)
adj
1. acting in a furtive or cowardly way
2. secret: a sneaking desire to marry a millionaire.
3. slight but nagging (esp in the phrase a sneaking suspicion)
ˈsneakingly adv
ˈsneakingness n

sneak•ing

(ˈsni kɪŋ)

adj.
1. acting in a furtive or underhand way.
2. deceitfully underhand, as actions; contemptible.
3. secret; not generally avowed, as a feeling or suspicion.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sneaking - not openly expressedsneaking - not openly expressed; "a sneaking suspicion"
concealed - hidden on any grounds for any motive; "a concealed weapon"; "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"

sneaking

adjective
1. nagging, worrying, persistent, niggling, uncomfortable a sneaking suspicion

sneaking

adjective
1. So slow, deliberate, and secret as to escape observation:
2. Trickily secret:
Translations
خَفي، سِرّي
nepřiznaný
lumsk
be nem vallott
dulinn
gizliiçten içe

sneaking

[ˈsniːkɪŋ] ADJligero
to have a sneaking dislike of sbsentir antipatía hacia algn
I have a sneaking feeling thattengo la sensación de que ...
to have a sneaking regard for sbrespetar a algn a pesar de todo, respetar a algn sin querer confesarlo abiertamente

sneaking

[ˈsniːkɪŋ] adj [feeling, suspicion, admiration] → vague
to have a sneaking feeling that ... → avoir comme l'impression que ...
I have a sneaking feeling that he's jealous → J'ai comme l'impression qu'il est jaloux.
to have a sneaking suspicion that ... → soupçonner vaguement que ...

sneaking

adj attrgeheim attr; suspicion alsoleise; to have a sneaking feeling that …ein schleichendes Gefühl haben, dass …

sneaking

[ˈsniːkɪŋ] adj (dislike, preference) → segreto/a
I have a sneaking admiration for him → mio malgrado l'ammiro
to have a sneaking feeling/suspicion that ... → avere la vaga impressione/il vago sospetto che...

sneak

(sniːk) verb
1. to go quietly and secretly, especially for a dishonest purpose. He must have sneaked into my room when no-one was looking and stolen the money.
2. to take secretly. He sneaked the letter out of her drawer.
noun
a mean, deceitful person, especially a telltale.
ˈsneakers noun plural
soft shoes with soles made of rubber, rope etc. He was wearing blue jeans and sneakers.
ˈsneaking adjective
(of a feeling) slight but not easy to suppress. She knew he was wicked but she had a sneaking admiration for his courage.
ˈsneaky adjective
It was a bit sneaky of him to tell the teacher about me.
ˈsneakiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Presently one of them uttered a low growl and with flattened head started, sneaking and wary, toward the jungle.
The hyenas were sneaking furtively around the ape-man.
In these censures my landlady did Mr Fitzpatrick great injustice; for he was really born a gentleman, though not worth a groat; and though, perhaps, he had some few blemishes in his heart as well as in his head, yet being a sneaking or a niggardly fellow was not one of them.
And it took twenty years of contact, of exchanging greetings and passing on with my tongue in my cheek, to develop in me a sneaking liking for the rascal.
Beside a charred pile of timbers the Abyssinians halted, and Tarzan, sneaking close and concealing himself in nearby shrubbery, watched them in wonderment.
I took a seat at the end of the hearthstone opposite that towards which my landlord advanced, and filled up an interval of silence by attempting to caress the canine mother, who had left her nursery, and was sneaking wolfishly to the back of my legs, her lip curled up, and her white teeth watering for a snatch.
Nearly three-quarters of the moms surveyed-a reported 71 percent-admitted to sneaking in "TV 'me time' in surprising ways and places.