Furtive is an adjective that when used to describe something being done in a quiet and secret way. sly, stealthy, shifty.
- He had a ‘furtive’ look on his face, before the game begun.
- They had ‘furtive’ meetings, to discuss the major alterations that were to be made within their organisation.
- Her ‘furtive’ motives have been exposed, therefore she has hid herself away from the public to avoid the embarrassment.