sneaking

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adjective sneak·ing \ˈsnē-kiŋ\

Definition of sneaking

  1. 1 :  mean, contemptible

  2. 2 :  characteristic of a sneak :  furtive, underhanded

  3. 3a :  not openly expressed or acknowledged a sneaking respect for culture — H. A. Burtonb :  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

1582

First Known Use of sneaking

1582


SNEAKING Defined for English Language Learners

sneaking

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adjective sneak·ing \ˈsnē-kiŋ\

Definition of sneaking for English Language Learners

  • : behaving in a secret and dishonest manner

  • : not openly expressed



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