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sneaky

Syllabification: sneak·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsnēkē
 
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Definition of sneaky in English:

adjective (sneakier, sneakiest)

1Furtive; sly: sneaky, underhanded tactics
More example sentences
  • Then she opens her eyes to check with sneaky little sidewards glances.
  • In other words, a sneaky, crafty, deceitful person would take on the form of a snake.
  • This is a sneaky development, an under-hand, sleazy way of slipping a salesman into your home without you knowing.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a feeling) secret; reluctant: I developed a sneaky fondness for the old lady
More example sentences
  • But I have a sneaky feeling that they are talking about what goes into kebabs.
  • We all had a sneaky feeling that we didn't score enough runs that day.
  • I have a sneaky feeling that you have at least two different personalities.

Derivatives

sneakily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • I had secretly and sneakily created her gift weeks before she would open it.
  • The whole album shimmers, and the songs - though not as uptempo as most tunes that you can't get out of your head - are sneakily infectious.
  • Thomas says the team also managed to sneakily promote New Zealand by placing the name on the boat's foresail, in clear breach of rules forbidding corporate logos.

sneakiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • And they've been trying to shake off their reputation for sneakiness, deviousness, and just plain disgustingness, hoping for a new image in the 21st century.
  • It's not so much the positions we take, it's the sneakiness they can't abide.
  • And as it turns out, uneducated village Communists are no match for wily bourgeois sneakiness.

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