stealthy

[ stel-thee ]
/ ˈstɛl θi /

adjective, stealth·i·er, stealth·i·est.

done, characterized, or acting by stealth; furtive: stealthy footsteps.

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Origin of stealthy

First recorded in 1595–1605; stealth + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for stealthier

stealthy
/ (ˈstɛlθɪ) /

adjective stealthier or stealthiest

characterized by great caution, secrecy, etc; furtive

Derived forms of stealthy

stealthily, adverbstealthiness, noun
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