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