Definición de surreptitious en inglés:

surreptitious

Saltos de línea: sur¦rep|ti¦tious
Pronunciación: /ˌsʌrəpˈtɪʃəs
 
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adjetivo

Kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of: low wages were supplemented by surreptitious payments from tradesmen
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Thanks to e-mail, the modern workplace is a hive of covert communication and surreptitious sociability.
  • The stowing of the rubbish seemed surreptitious, even furtive, to a young and ignorant mind.
  • Very often staff feel that their colleagues have been silently and invisibly spirited out of the company in a surreptitious and clandestine manner.
Sinónimos
secret, stealthy, clandestine, secretive, sneaky, sly, furtive, concealed, hidden, undercover, covert, veiled, under the table, cloak-and-dagger, backstair, indirect; Militaryblack

Origen

late Middle English (in the sense 'obtained by suppression of the truth'): from Latin surreptitius (from the verb surripere, from sub- 'secretly' + rapere 'seize') + -ous.

Derivativos

surreptitiously

adverbio
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The first mile was flat and we would all surreptitiously try to position ourselves for the hills.
  • It was there that I was able to surreptitiously cross-examine these men.
  • These are some of the same people who surreptitiously smeared John McCain in the last election.

surreptitiousness

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If you ask me, a little more surreptitiousness might have worked.
  • Our list of options is limited - we'll have to stop them with quickness, surreptitiousness and efficiency.

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