As adjectives the difference between furtive and sneaky
is that furtive
is stealthy while sneaky
is difficult to catch due to constantly outwitting the adversaries.
Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.
* 1949 , George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four , p31
- But that was merely a piece of furtive knowledge which he happened to possess because his memory was not satisfactorily under control.
* (stealthy) surreptitious
* See also
Difficult to catch due to constantly outwitting the adversaries
- Catching those thieves will be hard, they're so sneaky they keep deluding us
* evasive, dodgy
* sneaky pete
* sneaky suspicion
* sneaky romainians