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 ?
The shadows lengthened and crept out like stealthy, grotesque monsters across the grass.
Then he bent over and kissed the faded lips, and straightway made his stealthy exit, latching the door behind him.
Some new excitement, too, seemed to prevail among them; for there was much stealthy going in and out, and a constant questioning of those who were newly arrived.
Distinctly he heard behind him a stealthy tread, as of some wild animal, and dared not look over his shoulder.
The Englishman, finally concluding that he was a prisoner, saw no alternative open but to accompany his captor, and thus they traveled slowly through the jungle while the sable mantle of the impenetrable forest night fell about them, and the stealthy footfalls of padded paws mingled with the breaking of twigs and the wild calls of the savage life that Clayton felt closing in upon him.
Her flexuous and stealthy figure became an integral part of the scene.
The Marionette, being no exception to this rule, slept on peacefully for a few hours till well along toward midnight, when he was awakened by strange whisperings and stealthy sounds coming from the yard.
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.
It was daylight when I was awakened by the sound of stealthy movement near by.
Closer crept the stealthy creature through the reeds.
Upon the end of his long, stringy neck his little head was cocked to one side, his close-set eyes were half closed, his ears, so expressive was his whole attitude of stealthy eavesdropping, seemed truly to be cocked forward--even his long, yellow, straggly moustache appeared to assume a sly droop.
The passing clouds I detest--those stealthy cats of prey: they take from thee and me what is common to us--the vast unbounded Yea- and Amen-saying.