sneaking

adjective
sneak·​ing | \ ˈsnē-kiŋ How to pronounce sneaking (audio) \

Definition of sneaking

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

Other Words from sneaking

sneakingly adverb

Examples of sneaking in a Sentence

never let one of those sneaking salespeople into your house 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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The first known use of sneaking was in 1582

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“Sneaking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sneaking. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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