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furtive (adj.)

16c., from French furtif (16c.), from Latin furtivus "stolen," hence also "hidden, secret," from furtum "theft, robbery; a stolen thing," from fur (genitive furis) "a thief, extortioner," also a general term of abuse, "rascal, rogue," probably from PIE *bhor-, from root *bher- (1) "to carry; to bear children." Related: Furtiveness.

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Definitions of furtive from WordNet

furtive (adj.)
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed;
a furtive manner
furtive (adj.)
secret and sly or sordid; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard;
furtive behavior
Synonyms: backstair / backstairs
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