sneaky

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adjective \ˈsnē-kē\

Definition of sneaky

sneakier

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sneakiest

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

sneakily

play \ˈsnē-kə-lē\ adverb

sneakiness

play \ˈsnē-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.

Recent Examples of sneaky from the Web

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First Known Use of sneaky

1833


SNEAKY Defined for English Language Learners

sneaky

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adjective

Definition of sneaky for English Language Learners

  • : behaving in a secret and usually dishonest manner

  • : done in a secret and dishonest manner


SNEAKY Defined for Kids

sneaky

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adjective \ˈsnē-kē\

Definition of sneaky for Students

sneakier

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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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