from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by stealth; surreptitious.
- adj. Expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty. See Synonyms at secret.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. stealthy
- adj. Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Stolen; obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Stolen; obtained by theft.
- Stealthy; thief-like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
- adj. secret and sly or sordid
French furtif, from Old French, from Latin fūrtīvus, from fūrtum, theft, from fūr, thief; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French furtif ("stealthy"), From Latin fūrtīvus ("stolen"), from fūrtum ("theft"), from fūr ("thief"). (Wiktionary)