Etymology[ 'f&r-tiv ] (adjective.) 1612. From French furtif (“stealthy”), From Latin fūrtīvus (“stolen”), from fūrtum (“theft”), from fūr (“thief”).
Synonymsartful, calculating, cautious, circumspect, clandestine, cloaked, conspiratorial, covert, crafty, creepy, cunning, disguised, elusive, evasive, foxy, guileful, hidden, hush-hush, insidious, masked
Antonymsaboveboard, forthright, honest, open, truthful
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