Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Stealthy character or action.

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

  • noun The state, quality, or character of being stealthy; stealth.

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  • noun The property of being stealthy.

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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stealthy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Other warriors suspected his stealthiness was a result of Urtho's magicking, although the elder denied it, citing the gryphon's near-obsessive interest in dancing-movements.

    The Black Gryphon

  • You see in his face an extraordinary mingling of the peasant, the visionary, and the dandy: the long hair and beard, the sensitive mouth and nose, the fierce brooding eyes, in which wildness and delicacy, strength and a kind of stealthiness, seem to be grafted on an inflexible peasant stock.

    Figures of Several Centuries

  • In his motions he was quiet and free, yet always there was a kind of stealthiness in his movements, which made him seem less frank than he really was.

    Carnac's Folly, Volume 1.

  • In his motions he was quiet and free, yet always there was a kind of stealthiness in his movements, which made him seem less frank than he really was.

    Carnac's Folly, Complete

  • In his motions he was quiet and free, yet always there was a kind of stealthiness in his movements, which made him seem less frank than he really was.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • There was a kind of stealthiness in their progress, even when they walked erect; but it soon appeared to Lionel that Roderick, who went first, seemed to be keeping a series of natural eminences between them and a certain distant tract of this silent and lonely land.

    Prince Fortunatus

  • There would be very little use for their strategic bombing role something that I think would be assumed by the Ohio Class boomers but their long loiter time and stealthiness make them excellent recon platforms.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » It’s like an unexpected fanfic festival.

  • The clinical-trial business itself is known by the acronym CRO, but Mr. O'Meara notes that even CRO doesn't have a standard definition -- some say it stands for "clinical research organizations" others say "contract research organizations" -- which only adds to the industry's reputation for stealthiness.

    Helping Science, Making Money

  • Hunting and bowhunting rely not so much on brute strength as on stealthiness, intellect, perseverance, woodsmanship and sheer physical endurance.

    Guest Blogger: Kathy Etling On Why Women Hunt

  • Rs high payload and stealthiness (the difficulty of detecting its approach) enable it to do extraordinary damage to an adversary's warmaking capacity, at minimum risk to just two crew members per aircraft.

    Precision Guesswork About The B-2

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