stealthy

[stel-thee]
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Origin of stealthy

First recorded in 1595–1605; stealth + -y1
Related formsstealth·i·ly, adverbstealth·i·ness, nounun·stealth·i·ly, adverbun·stealth·i·ness, nounun·stealth·y, adjective
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stealthy

adjective stealthier or stealthiest
  1. characterized by great caution, secrecy, etc; furtive
Derived Formsstealthily, adverbstealthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for stealthily

stealthy

adj.

c.1600, from stealth + -y (2). Related: Stealthily; stealthiness.

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