Today’s Word “furtive”

furtive FUR-tiv (adjective) – 1 : Done by stealth; surreptitious; secret; as, a furtive look. 2 : Expressive of stealth; sly; shifty; sneaky. 3 : Stolen; obtained by stealth. 4 : Given to stealing; thievish; pilfering.

“But that was merely a piece of furtive knowledge which he happened to possess because his memory was not satisfactorily under control.” — George Orwell, ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’

Furtive is from Latin furtivus, which dervies from furtum, “theft,” from fur, “thief.”

 
 

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