Meaning: Attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble. Marked by quiet, caution, and secrecy. Suggestive of guilty nervousness.

Synonyms: Secretive, secret, surreptitious, clandestine, hidden, covert, backstairs, conspiratorial, cloak and dagger, backroom, sly, sneaky, under the table.

In Hindi: चुराया हुआ, गुप्त रहस्यमय

Use: Jane walked outside in a furtive manner so that her parents would not see her.

Students who cheat on tests employ their furtive tactics to avoid getting caught.


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