I adjective arcane, artful, catlike, clandestine, dandestinus, cloaked, concealed, covert, crafty, elusive, evasive, feline, furtive, furtivus, hidden, masked, obreptitious, obscure, occultus, privy, prowling, secret, secretive, shrouded, silent, skulking, sly, sneaking, sneaky, stealthful, surreptitious, thievish, undercover, underhand, undisclosed, unrevealed, unseen, veiled II index artful, clandestine, covert, evasive, furtive, insidious, machiavellian, mysterious, privy, sly, subtle (insidious), surreptitious

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  • Stealthy — Stealth y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Stealthier} ( [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Stealthiest}.] Done by stealth; accomplished clandestinely; unperceived; secret; furtive; sly. [1913 Webster] [Withered murder] with his stealthy pace, . . . Moves like a ghost.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stealthy — c.1600, from STEALTH (Cf. stealth) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Stealthily; stealthiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • stealthy — *secret, covert, furtive, clandestine, surreptitious, underhand, underhanded Analogous words: *sly, cunning, crafty, artful, tricky, wily: sneaking, slinking, skulking (see LURK) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • stealthy — ► ADJECTIVE (stealthier, stealthiest) ▪ characterized by stealth. DERIVATIVES stealthily adverb stealthiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • stealthy — [stel′thē] adj. stealthier, stealthiest characterized by stealth; secret, furtive, or sly SYN. SECRET stealthily adv. stealthiness n …   English World dictionary

  • stealthy — [[t]ste̱lθi[/t]] stealthier, stealthiest ADJ GRADED Stealthy actions or movements are performed quietly and carefully, so that no one will notice what you are doing. I would creep in and with stealthy footsteps explore the second floor... It was… …   English dictionary

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