- acting in a furtive or underhand way.
- deceitfully underhand, as actions; contemptible.
- secret; not generally avowed, as a feeling, notion, suspicion, etc.
Origin of sneaking
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Examples from the Web for sneakingly
Alfred interrupted her by sneakingly inquiring as to how she liked the sermon.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
He goes about, like the cat in the fable, 'pede suspenso,' sneakingly and cautiously!O. T.
Hans Christian Andersen
But to say he couldn't was so sneakingly good that I don't believe it of him.Phemie Frost's Experiences
Ann S. Stephens
Then he knew that to tell Locke he did not care to go to the island and later to go by himself would have been sneakingly selfish.Isle o' Dreams
Frederick F. Moore
Every one started, and Grump's countenance did not gather amiability as he sneakingly noticed the general distrust.Romance of California Life
- acting in a furtive or cowardly way
- secreta sneaking desire to marry a millionaire
- slight but nagging (esp in the phrase a sneaking suspicion)
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