from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Furtive; surreptitious.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Somewhat sneaking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Like a sneak; sneaking.
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- adjective Difficult to catch due to constantly
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- adjective marked by deception
- adjective marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
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I call it "sneaky" only because it is a poor substitute for the primary solution: lowering our CO2 emissions.
That being said, though, the "sneaky-sneaky" is a lot more challenging here than in the past.
Stephen Holden again: "A pointed little thriller with metaphysical pretensions, First Snow is shrewd enough to approach basic philosophical questions in sneaky, offhand ways."
If the baddies can fully secure a couple of blocks [eg Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn Queens Expressway & the Brooklyn Bridge] so there is 0.0 [subway/sewer/roadway/disused submarine high voltage transmission conduit or whatever) access _And_ they have sealed the waterfront so she can’t gain sneaky SCUBA Rebreather access.
I’ve been using a Mac since the pre-iPod days, when Apple was ignored or scorned by the mainstream media; and it still gets hit in sneaky ways (as with the remark about environmental criticism of Apple, as if most gadget-makers are any better on that score).
Would any of us like to be described as sneaky, etc by our mothers on national television.
Such intentions to mislead came to be called sneaky intentions (Grice 1969), and they constituted a problem for speech act analyses based on communicative intentions.
Journalists see the failure to self-identify as sneaky, and it is.
Described as a sneaky little son of a bitch by his adversaries, Snyder had scaled the rocky heights of the American political landscape by adhering to a simple mantra: do unto others before they do unto you.
I have been trying, without success, to write about the books we read in secret, or what I like to call sneaky reading (and if this makes you think of the social reading I defended a few months ago, it should, antithetically speaking).