stealthy


stealthy

adjective \ˈstel-thē\

: quiet and secret in order to avoid being noticed

stealth·i·erstealth·i·est

Full Definition of STEALTHY

1
:  slow, deliberate, and secret in action or character
2
a :  intended to escape observation :  furtive
b :  designed to produce a very weak radar return <a stealthy airplane>
stealth·i·ly \-thə-lē\ adverb
stealth·i·ness \-thē-nəs\ noun

Examples of STEALTHY

  1. the stealthy movements of the crocodile
  2. <cats are among the stealthiest of stalkers>

First Known Use of STEALTHY

1565

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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