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Synonyms for sneaky
ˈsni ki

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sneaky, underhand, underhanded(adj)

    marked by deception

    "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

    Synonyms:
    underhand, stealthy, underarm, sneak(a), surreptitious, furtive, underhanded

    Antonyms:
    straight, square, unconcealed

  2. furtive, sneak(a), sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious(adj)

    marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

    "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"

    Antonyms:
    unconcealed, square, straight

Wiktionary

  1. sneaky(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    evasive, dodgy, slippery

  2. sneaky(adjective)

    Difficult to catch due to constantly outwitting the adversaries

    Catching those thieves will be hard, they're so sneaky they keep deluding us

    Synonyms:
    evasive, slippery, dodgy

  3. sneaky(adjective)

    dishonest; deceitful

    Synonyms:
    dodgy, evasive, slippery

Editors Contribution

  1. tricky

    to do something different than said

    you will take a cookie when no one is looking

    Submitted by GallowayKitten on May 2, 2020  
  2. ratlike

    none needed

    Submitted by anonymous on March 3, 2020  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    devious, underhand, cunning, fucking, sly, insidious

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How to use sneaky in a sentence?

  1. Josh Uretsky:

    We knew that what we were doing was being recorded, we didn't try to be sneaky at all.

  2. Keith Ellison:

    However, Ellison’s past associations and commentsmay trouble more moderate voters. Ellison’s 2006 run for Keith Ellison seat was plunged into controversy after the conservative PowerLineBlog.com found he had once identified with Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam and in 1998 was referring to himself as Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison-Muhammed. The Washington Post reported that Keith Ellison had defended Farrakhan against accusations of anti-Semitism in 1989 and in 1990 had called affirmative action a sneaky form of compensation for slavery, calling instead for reparations. When the controversy erupted in 2006, Keith Ellison acknowledged Keith Ellison had worked with the group, but only for 18 months to help organize Farrakhan's 1995 Million Man March. Keith Ellison distanced Keith Ellison from both Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, and said Keith Ellison had n’t scruitinized the group's anti-Semitic positions appropriately. They were and are anti-Semitic, and I should have come to that conclusion earlier than I did, Keith Ellison said. Yet it is n’t the only controversy for Keith Ellison. In 2007, Keith Ellison made a comparison between Bush and 9/11 to Hitler and the 1933 Reichstag fire. 9/11 is the juggernaut in American history and it allows... it's almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire, after the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country [ Hitler ] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted. He later clarified that he did indeed believe that Usama bin Laden was responsible for the terror attacks. But it was n’t the only controversy for Ellison in 2007, as he also backed a movement to impeach then-Vice President Dick Cheney over his alleged fabrication of intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, Brad Bannon believes that Ellison’s Muslim heritage could be a boost not a burden, especially in light of Trump’s elevation Sunday of controversial Breitbart boss Steve Bannon to chief strategist.

  3. Rudy Giuliani:

    If you interpret his comment about firing... Comey... If you interpret that as obstructing the investigation, as opposed to removing a guy who was doing a bad job, on the recommendation, in part, of( Deputy Attorney General Rod) Rosenstein, but you see it as obstructing the investigation, then you can say it is obstruction, and then you can say it is perjury, which is even easier for them, which is where I think, if they are sneaky, they are going.

  4. Grand Slam champion Chris Evert:

    I have a sneaky suspicion that the players that have been around for a long time, especially Serena (Williams), Roger, Rafa, I think they're going to dive right into it, they're appreciating that they can be with their family. They're appreciating that they can rest their bodies. But they also know that time is not on their side.

  5. Shawn Robbins:

    Walt Disney -LRB- DIS -RRB- has a 2020 slate that most studios would kill to have, but by their own recent standards, next year is missing a big event film that everyone has to see, sure, they have two Marvel movies and a few others that could be sneaky big hits, but there's no epic conclusion like' Avengers : Endgame' or even a Star Wars movie.


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