stealthy

  • 1Stealthy — Stealth y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Stealthier} ( [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Stealthiest}.] Done by stealth; accomplished clandestinely; unperceived; secret; furtive; sly. [1913 Webster] [Withered murder] with his stealthy pace, . . . Moves like a ghost.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2stealthy — I adjective arcane, artful, catlike, clandestine, dandestinus, cloaked, concealed, covert, crafty, elusive, evasive, feline, furtive, furtivus, hidden, masked, obreptitious, obscure, occultus, privy, prowling, secret, secretive, shrouded, silent …

    Law dictionary

  • 3stealthy — c.1600, from STEALTH (Cf. stealth) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Stealthily; stealthiness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4stealthy — *secret, covert, furtive, clandestine, surreptitious, underhand, underhanded Analogous words: *sly, cunning, crafty, artful, tricky, wily: sneaking, slinking, skulking (see LURK) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5stealthy — [adj] quiet and secretive catlike, catty*, clandestine, covert, crafty, cunning, enigmatic, feline, furtive, hush hush*, noiseless, private, secret, shifty, silent, skulking, slinking, sly, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, subrosa*, surreptitious,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6stealthy — ► ADJECTIVE (stealthier, stealthiest) ▪ characterized by stealth. DERIVATIVES stealthily adverb stealthiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7stealthy — [stel′thē] adj. stealthier, stealthiest characterized by stealth; secret, furtive, or sly SYN. SECRET stealthily adv. stealthiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8stealthy — [[t]ste̱lθi[/t]] stealthier, stealthiest ADJ GRADED Stealthy actions or movements are performed quietly and carefully, so that no one will notice what you are doing. I would creep in and with stealthy footsteps explore the second floor... It was… …

    English dictionary

  • 9stealthy — UK [ˈstelθɪ] / US adjective Word forms stealthy : adjective stealthy comparative stealthier superlative stealthiest quiet and secret so that no one sees or hears you Derived word: stealthily adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 10stealthy — adjective (stealthier; est) Date: 1565 1. slow, deliberate, and secret in action or character 2. a. intended to escape observation ; furtive b. designed to produce a very weak radar return < a stealthy airplane > Synonyms: see secret • steal …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11stealthy — stealthily, adv. stealthiness, n. /stel thee/, adj., stealthier, stealthiest. done, characterized, or acting by stealth; furtive: stealthy footsteps. [1595 1605; STEALTH + Y1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12stealthy — stealth|y [ˈstelθi] adj moving or doing something quietly and secretly ▪ the stealthy approach of the soldiers &GT;stealthily adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13stealthy — adjective moving or doing something quietly and secretly: His eye caught a stealthy movement at the edge of the wood. stealthily adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14stealthy — adjective she was a natural for such stealthy activities Syn: furtive, secretive, secret, surreptitious, sneaking, sly, clandestine, covert, conspiratorial See note at secret Ant: open …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15stealthy — /ˈstɛlθi/ (say stelthee) adjective (stealthier, stealthiest) done, characterised, or acting by stealth; furtive: stealthy footsteps. {stealth + y1} –stealthily, adverb –stealthiness, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 16stealthy — adjective Characterized by or resembling stealth or secrecy. Syn: sneaking, undercover, concealed …

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  • 17stealthy — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, arch, artful, astute, back door, backstairs, cagey, canny, catlike, catty, clandestine, clever, closet, covert, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep laid, designing,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18stealthy — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. enigmatic, clandestine, private; see secret 3 . See Synonym Study at secret . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. secret, secretive, sneaky, surreptitious, covert, sly, furtive, clandestine, undercover, feline, quiet. ANT …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19stealthy — stealth|y [ stelθi ] adjective quiet and secret so that no one sees or hears you ╾ stealth|i|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20stealthy — stealth·y || stelθɪ adj. furtive, secretive, clandestine …

    English contemporary dictionary