Definition of surreptitious
- a surreptitious glance
She had a surreptitious relationship with her employee.
a private investigator adept at taking surreptitious pictures of adulterous couples
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backstairs, behind-the-scenes, clandestine, covert, furtive, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, private, privy, secret, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, stealth, stealthy, undercover, underground, underhand, underhanded;
: done in a secret way
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