Meaning of furtively in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfəːtɪvli/

Translate furtively into Spanish


  • In a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively.

    ‘I furtively glanced over at my father to see his reaction’
    • ‘we ducked furtively into the pub’
    • ‘My heart in my mouth, I hurried over to the window to look furtively outside.’
    • ‘Marion was furtively scanning the room to make sure she was noticed.’
    • ‘Everyone sneaked furtively around in anonymous saloons, loath to draw attention to themselves.’
    • ‘The smartly dressed may glance down furtively to check whether there is an embarrassing gap in their clothing.’
    • ‘Later, she stands behind a tree, furtively peeking around to the playground where she watches the little bully.’
    • ‘He started his art career by furtively creating installations around New York City in the middle of the night.’
    • ‘He glanced around furtively, thinking no one had noticed.’
    • ‘We get to know, furtively yet intimately, a disparate group of six American women.’
    • ‘Do you think there's something furtively authoritarian about such apparently freewheeling structures?’
    • ‘I got back in the car and furtively moved through the city streets.’