sneaking

adjective sneak·ing \ ˈsnē-kiŋ \

Definition of sneaking

2 : characteristic of a sneak : furtive, underhanded
3 a : not openly expressed or acknowledged
  • a sneaking respect for culture
  • —H. A. Burton
b : that is a persistent conjecture
  • a sneaking suspicion

sneakingly

adverb

Examples of sneaking in a Sentence

  1. never let one of those sneaking salespeople into your house

  2. harbored a sneaking admiration for his chief business rival

First Known Use of sneaking

1582

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SNEAKING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sneaking for English Language Learners

  • : behaving in a secret and dishonest manner

  • : not openly expressed



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