stealthy


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stealth·y

 (stĕl′thē)
adj. stealth·i·er, stealth·i·est
Marked by or acting with quiet, caution, and secrecy intended to avoid notice. See Synonyms at secret.

stealth′i·ly adv.
stealth′i·ness n.

stealthy

(ˈstɛlθɪ)
adj, stealthier or stealthiest
characterized by great caution, secrecy, etc; furtive
ˈstealthily adv
ˈstealthiness n

stealth•y

(ˈstɛl θi)

adj. stealth•i•er, stealth•i•est.
done, characterized, or acting by stealth; furtive.
[1595–1605]
stealth′i•ly, adv.
stealth′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stealthy - 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"
concealed - hidden on any grounds for any motive; "a concealed weapon"; "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"

stealthy

adjective secret, secretive, furtive, sneaking, covert, sly, clandestine, sneaky, skulking, underhand, surreptitious It was a stealthy sound made by someone anxious not to be heard.

stealthy

adjective
So slow, deliberate, and secret as to escape observation:
Translations
خُطُوات مُتَسَتِّرَه
kradmý
laumulegur
usulca/sessizce yapılan

stealthy

[ˈstelθɪ] ADJ (stealthier (compar) (stealthiest (superl))) → cauteloso, sigiloso

stealthy

[ˈstɛlθi] adjfurtif/ive

stealthy

adj (+er)verstohlen; footstepsverhalten

stealthy

[ˈstɛlθɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → furtivo/a

stealth

(stelθ) noun
a secret manner of acting. If I can't get what I want openly, I get it by stealth.
ˈstealthy adjective
acting, or done, with stealth. stealthy footsteps.
ˈstealthily adverb
ˈstealthiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Her stealthy paws tread the very hall Where Snowball used to play, But she only spits at the dogs our pet So gallantly drove away.
The use of their pocket electric lights was a great help, and possibly served to ward off the attacks of jungle beasts, for as they tramped along they could hear stealthy sounds in the underbush on either side of the path, as though tigers were stalking them.
The shadows lengthened and crept out like stealthy, grotesque monsters across the grass.
Whether it was only on account of the stealthy, prying manner common to the race, or that this cat seemed to have more than ordinary mischief in his thoughts, the old gentlewoman, in spite of her much perplexity, felt an impulse to drive the animal away, and accordingly flung down a window stick.
But there is still the ruined wall, and near it the stealthy tread of the foe that would win over again his unforgotten triumph.
When it rained he would find a deserted building, if he could, and if not, he would wait until after dark and then, with his stick ready, begin a stealthy approach upon a barn.
He climbed the fence, threaded his stealthy way through the plants, till he stood under that window; he looked up at it long, and with emotion; then he laid him down on the ground under it, dis- posing himself upon his back, with his hands clasped upon his breast and holding his poor wilted flower.
Linton: indeed, we never went to bed; and the servants were all up long before the usual hour, moving through the house with stealthy tread, and exchanging whispers as they encountered each other in their vocations.
The miserable little creature luxuriated in his moments of stolen happiness with a speechless and stealthy delight which was a new sensation to him.
It was no fancy of mine about his hands, I observed; for he frequently ground the palms against each other as if to squeeze them dry and warm, besides often wiping them, in a stealthy way, on his pocket-handkerchief.
Though I was unaware of it, this hesitation was no doubt owing to a stealthy return of reason by the back-door of my mind.
I remembered with confusion my insubordinate and stealthy conduct, and when I saw where it had brought me--among what companions and surrounded by what dangers--I felt ashamed to look him in the face.