surreptitiously


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sur·rep·ti·tious

 (sûr′əp-tĭsh′əs)
adj.
Obtained, done, or made by clandestine or stealthy means. See Synonyms at secret.

[Middle English, from Latin surreptīcius, from surreptus, past participle of surripere, to take away secretly : sub-, secretly; see sub- + rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.]

sur′rep·ti′tious·ly adv.
sur′rep·ti′tious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.surreptitiously - in a surreptitious manner; "he was watching her surreptitiously as she waited in the hotel lobby"
Translations

surreptitiously

[ˌsʌrəpˈtɪʃəslɪ] ADV [glance, signal] → subrepticiamente
he was surreptitiously stuffing himself with chocolatese estaba atiborrando de chocolate a escondidas

surreptitiously

[ˌsʌrəpˈtɪʃəsli] advsubrepticement

surreptitiously

advheimlich

surreptitiously

[ˌsʌrəpˈtɪʃəslɪ] advfurtivamente
References in classic literature ?
I say nothing of the possible danger if a Woman should ever surreptitiously learn to read and convey to her Sex the result of her perusal of a single popular volume; nor of the possibility that the indiscretion or disobedience of some infant Male might reveal to a Mother the secrets of the logical dialect.
He must carry four hundred pounds about with him till Monday, when the neglect could be surreptitiously repaired; and meanwhile, he was free to pass the afternoon on the encircling divan of the billiard-room, smoking his pipe, sipping a pint of ale, and enjoying to the masthead the modest pleasures of admiration.
Carey looked at Philip surreptitiously now and then, but the Vicar elaborately ignored him.
I hope your Aunt Olivia won't disappear before the ceremony," remarked Sara Ray, who was surreptitiously reading "The Vanquished Bride," by Valeria H.
The couple seated themselves on the opposite side, and intently but surreptitiously scrutinized her clothes.
They did not long enjoy unmolested the sway which they had somewhat surreptitiously attained.
I had helped myself surreptitiously to pocket-money at school, by selling my caricatures, and I was obliged to repeat the process at home!
I therefore gave him quite as much as his father was accustomed to allow him; as much, indeed, as he desired to have - but into every glass I surreptitiously introduced a small quantity of tartar-emetic, just enough to produce inevitable nausea and depression without positive sickness.
Tom, smoking his pipe and cuddling his youngest-born on his knees, dropped an eyelid surreptitiously on his cheek in token that Sarah was in a tantrum.
If the fire wanted stirring in the night, it was surreptitiously done lest his rest should be broken.
My only hope seemed to lie in entering the city surreptitiously under cover of the darkness, and once in, trust to my own wits to hide myself in some crowded quarter where detection would be less liable to occur.
Presently, as he sat there, the sudden feeling came over him that eyes were watching from behind, and the old instinct of the wild beast broke through the thin veneer of civilization, so that Tarzan wheeled about so quickly that the eyes of the young woman who had been surreptitiously regarding him had not even time to drop before the gray eyes of the ape-man shot an inquiring look straight into them.