sneakiness

sneaky

[snee-kee]
adjective, sneakier, sneakiest.
like or suggestive of a sneak; furtive; deceitful.

Origin:
1825–35; sneak + -y1

sneakily, adverb
sneakiness, noun
unsneaky, adjective
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sneak (sniːk)
 
vb
1.  (intr; often foll by along, off, in, etc) to move furtively
2.  (intr) to behave in a cowardly or underhand manner
3.  (tr) to bring, take, or put stealthily
4.  informal chiefly (Brit) (intr) to tell tales (esp in schools)
5.  informal (tr) to steal
6.  informal (intr; foll by off, out, away, etc) to leave unobtrusively
 
n
7.  a person who acts in an underhand or cowardly manner, esp as an informer
8.  a.  a stealthy act or movement
 b.  (as modifier): a sneak attack
9.  informal (Brit) an unobtrusive departure
 
[Old English snīcan to creep; from Old Norse snīkja to hanker after]
 
'sneaky
 
adj
 
'sneakily
 
adv
 
'sneakiness
 
n

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