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stealthy

[ stel-thee ]
/ ˈstɛl θi /
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adjective, stealth·i·er, stealth·i·est.
done, characterized, or acting bystealth; furtive: stealthy footsteps.
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Origin of stealthy

First recorded in 1595–1605; stealth + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM stealthy

stealth·i·ly [stel-thi-lee], /ˈstɛl θɪ li/, adverbstealth·i·ness, nounun·stealth·i·ness, nounun·stealth·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stealthy

stealthy
/ (ˈstɛlθɪ) /

adjective stealthier or stealthiest
characterized by great caution, secrecy, etc; furtive

Derived forms of stealthy

stealthily, adverbstealthiness, noun
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