Definición de surreptitious en inglés:

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surreptitious

Pronunciación: /ˌsʌrəpˈtɪʃəs/

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;
Military  black

Derivados

surreptitiousness

sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

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.

Palabras que riman con surreptitious

adventitious, Aloysius, ambitious, auspicious, avaricious, capricious, conspicuous, delicious, expeditious, factitious, fictitious, flagitious, judicious, lubricious, malicious, Mauritius, meretricious, nutritious, officious, pernicious, propitious, repetitious, seditious, siliceous, superstitious, suppositious, suspicious, vicious

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Saltos de línea: sur¦rep|ti¦tious

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