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

Definición de surreptitious en inglés:


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.
secret, stealthy, clandestine, secretive, sneaky, sly, furtive, concealed, hidden, undercover, covert, veiled, under the table, cloak-and-dagger, backstair, indirect;
Military black


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.



Pronunciación: /ˌsʌrəpˈtɪʃəsli/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.


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.

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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