sneaking

  • 1 sneaking — [snē′kiŋ] adj. 1. cowardly, stealthy, underhanded, or furtive [a sneaking manner] 2. not admitted or made known to others; secret [a sneaking fondness for candy] 3. slight, or slight but increasing [a sneaking suspicion] sneakingly adv …

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  • 2 Sneaking — Sneak ing, a. Marked by cowardly concealment; deficient in openness and courage; underhand; mean; crouching. {Sneak ing*ly}, adv. {Sneak ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 sneaking — index clandestine, devious, furtive, machiavellian, perfidious, recreant, sly, stealthy Burton s Legal Thesaur …

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  • 4 sneaking — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a feeling) persistent in one s mind but reluctantly held; nagging …

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  • 5 sneaking — sneak|ing [ snikıŋ ] adjective BRITISH a sneaking feeling is one that you are not sure about or do not want to have: a sneaking admiration/respect for someone: I have always had a sneaking admiration for him. a sneaking suspicion/feeling: I had a …

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  • 6 sneaking — UK [ˈsniːkɪŋ] / US [ˈsnɪkɪŋ] adjective a sneaking feeling is one that you are not sure about or do not want to have a sneaking admiration/respect for someone: I have always had a sneaking admiration for him. a sneaking suspicion/fear/feeling: I… …

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  • 7 sneaking — sneak|ing [ˈsni:kıŋ] adj have a sneaking feeling/suspicion/admiration to have a feeling about something or someone, but to not say anything about it because you are not sure or you might be embarrassed ▪ I always had a sneaking admiration for him …

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  • 8 sneaking — [[t]sni͟ːkɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A sneaking feeling is a slight or vague feeling, especially one that you are unwilling to accept. I have a sneaking suspicion that they are going to succeed... I ve always had this sneaking admiration for him …

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  • 9 sneaking — adjective 1 have a sneaking admiration/affection etc for to have a secret feeling of admiration etc for someone 2 have a sneaking suspicion/feeling (that) to have a slight feeling that someone has done something wrong without being sure: I have a …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 sneaking — adjective Date: 1582 1. mean, contemptible 2. characteristic of a sneak ; furtive, underhanded 3. a. not openly expressed or acknowledged < a sneaking respect for culture H. A. Burton > b. that is a persistent conjecture < a …

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  • 11 sneaking — adjective 1) she had a sneaking admiration for him Syn: secret, private, hidden, concealed, unvoiced, undisclosed, undeclared, unavowed 2) a sneaking feeling Syn: niggling, nagging, lurking …

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  • 12 sneaking — adjective 1) a sneaking admiration for him Syn: secret, private, hidden, concealed, unvoiced 2) a sneaking feeling Syn: niggling, nagging, lurking, insidious, lingering, persistent …

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  • 13 Sneaking — Sneak Sneak (sn[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sneaked} (sn[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sneaking}.] [OE. sniken, AS. sn[=i]can to creep; akin to Dan. snige sig; cf. Icel. sn[=i]kja to hanker after.] 1. To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to… …

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  • 14 sneaking — adj. Sneaking is used with these nouns: ↑admiration, ↑feeling, ↑suspicion …

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  • 15 sneaking — sneak·ing || snɪːkɪŋ adj. furtive, underhanded; mean, contemptible; deceitful; secret; sly n. act of creeping, act of moving stealthily or furtively snɪːk n. one who acts in a shifty and underhanded manner, base or contemptible person;… …

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  • 16 sneaking — [ˈsniːkɪŋ] adj a sneaking feeling is one that you are not sure about or do not want to have …

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  • 17 sneaking — adjective not openly expressed a sneaking suspicion • Syn: ↑unavowed • Similar to: ↑concealed …

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  • 18 sneaking — sneakingly, adv. sneakingness, n. /snee king/, adj. 1. acting in a furtive or underhand way. 2. deceitfully underhand, as actions; contemptible. 3. secret; not generally avowed, as a feeling, notion, suspicion, etc. [1575 85; SNEAK + ING2] * * * …

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  • 19 sneaking — Synonyms and related words: all fours, back door, backstairs, clandestine, covert, cowering, crawl, crawling, creep, creeping, cringing, deep rooted, deep seated, devious, doggo, duplicitous, feline, furtive, guileful, gumshoeing, gut, hidden,… …

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  • 20 sneaking — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unscrupulous, sinister, crafty; see sly 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. So slow, deliberate, and secret as to escape observation: catlike, feline, furtive, slinky, sneaky, stealthy. See MOVE. 2. Trickily… …

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