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sneaky

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adjective \ˈsnē-kē\

Simple Definition of sneaky

  • : behaving in a secret and usually dishonest manner

  • : done in a secret and dishonest manner

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sneaky

sneakier

sneakiest

  1. :  marked by stealth, furtiveness, or shiftiness <a sneaky trick>

sneakily

play \-kə-lē\ adverb

sneakiness

play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of sneaky in a sentence

  1. They make it look like you're getting a lot more than you really are. It's a sneaky trick.

  2. It's a sneaky way of getting people to buy something they don't need.



1833

First Known Use of sneaky

1833


SNEAKY Defined for Kids

sneaky

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adjective \ˈsnē-kē\

Definition of sneaky for Students

sneakier

sneakiest

  1. :  behaving in a sly or secret way or showing that kind of behavior <a sneaky person> <a sneaky trick>





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