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sneaking

[ snee-king ]
/ ˈsni kɪŋ /
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adjective

acting in a furtive or underhand way.
deceitfully underhand, as actions; contemptible.
secret; not generally avowed, as a feeling, notion, suspicion, etc.

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Origin of sneaking

First recorded in 1575–85; sneak + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM sneaking

sneak·ing·ly, adverbsneak·ing·ness, nounun·sneak·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sneaking

sneaking
/ (ˈsniːkɪŋ) /

adjective

acting in a furtive or cowardly way
secreta sneaking desire to marry a millionaire
slight but nagging (esp in the phrase a sneaking suspicion)

Derived forms of sneaking

sneakingly, adverbsneakingness, noun
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