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Definition of "furtiveness" [furtiveness]

  • The quality of being furtive (noun)

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Use "furtiveness" in a sentence
  • "They had been carrying on their Tuesday morning affair for almost two years now and though Mr Malik had never had an affair, he supposed that a certain furtiveness was necessary to achieve full satisfaction in these things."
  • "At that moment she saw Gil Huntley beckoning to her with a frantic kind of furtiveness that was a fair mixture of pinched-together eyebrows and slight jerkings of the head, and a guarded movement of his hand that hung at his side."
  • "Competition in exploration often develops an atmosphere of suspicion and furtiveness which is highly unfavorable to coöperative efforts."