Furtive vs Thievish - What's the difference?

furtive | thievish |


As adjectives the difference between furtive and thievish

is that furtive is stealthy while thievish is having a tendency to steal.

furtive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • stealthy
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * (stealthy) surreptitious * See also

    Derived terms

    * furtively * furtiveness

    thievish

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a tendency to steal
  • Having the manner of a thief; furtive