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 ?
Laurie came sneaking into the kitchen of the Dovecote one Saturday, with an excited face, and was received with the clash of cymbals, for Hannah clapped her hands with a saucepan in one and the cover in the other.
To make sure that no emissaries from the Beecher crowd are sneaking around to overhear what we say," was the somewhat bitter answer of the scientist.
I never waited for to look further, but uncocked my gun and went sneaking back on my tiptoes as fast as ever I could.
That is for your impudence in answering mama awhile since," said he, "and for your sneaking way of getting behind curtains, and for the look you had in your eyes two minutes since, you rat
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.
No longer ago than this time last year there was a sneaking kindness between you and that young lady, to say the least of it.
I'm not a going to be made unlucky by YOUR sneaking.
The suspicion that she laughed too, when she said it, preyed upon my mind all the time I was dressing; and gave me, I was conscious, a sneaking and guilty air when I passed her on the staircase, as I was going down to breakfast.
They writes fifty hands; they're not like sneaking you, as writes but one.
I fancied even then that he had a sneaking kindness for some of these metamorphosed brutes, a vicious sympathy with some of their ways, but that he attempted to veil it from me at first.
I suppose it was nearly eleven o'clock before we gathered courage to start again, no longer venturing into the road, but sneaking along hedgerows and through plantations, and watching keenly through the darkness, he on the right and I on the left, for the Martians, who seemed to be all about us.
When the police is at fault, it declares that it is on the track; and the government patiently awaits the day when it comes to say, with a sneaking air, that the track is lost.