Definition of sneaky in English:

sneaky

Syllabification: sneak·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsnēkē
 
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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

adverb
More 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

noun
More 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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