Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as sneakingness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being sneaky.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being sneaky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously

Etymologies

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From sneaky +‎ -ness

Examples

  • And that was in September, and then some of you were asking how it turned out, and I had to say that it was longer-term sneakiness than that?

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • Besides the unavoidable and inescapable suspicion that fear of a public backlash was at play in the illegal decision to meet in secret about Brown's so-called "realignment plan," think of the cover this gives to officials in smaller jurisdictions who are inclined towards sneakiness with regard to open government laws.

    Kenneth F. Bunting: LA Supervisors, With Governor, Violate Open Meetings Law

  • William Shakespeare borrowed both from the Italian for his 1607 play Julius Caesar, and in English the words connoted sneakiness and treachery.

    George Washington’s First War

  • He never stopped, it is all he can do, no real brains required, just sneakiness.

    Obama & Biden to jump into '09 races

  • William Shakespeare borrowed both from the Italian for his 1607 play Julius Caesar, and in English the words connoted sneakiness and treachery.

    George Washington’s First War

  • William Shakespeare borrowed both from the Italian for his 1607 play Julius Caesar, and in English the words connoted sneakiness and treachery.

    George Washington’s First War

  • And somehow her willfulness seemed to go hand-in-hand with a determined sense of sneakiness as well.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • Besides the unavoidable and inescapable suspicion that fear of a public backlash was at play in the illegal decision to meet in secret about Brown's so-called "realignment plan," think of the cover this gives to officials in smaller jurisdictions who are inclined towards sneakiness with regard to open government laws.

    Kenneth F. Bunting: LA Supervisors, With Governor, Violate Open Meetings Law

  • And somehow her willfulness seemed to go hand-in-hand with a determined sense of sneakiness as well.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • “Stealing” denotes acquisition through violence or sneakiness; “borrowing” is defined by unreasonable expectations of repatriation.

    Midlife Banking Crisis | clusterflock

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