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Adjective surreptitious has 2 senses
- furtive, lurking, skulking, sneak, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious - marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a lurking prowler"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"; "someone skulking in the shadows"
Antonym: unconcealed (indirect, via concealed)
- clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, on the quiet, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground - conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"
Antonyms: overt, open (indirect, via covert)