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Definition of sneaking adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[only before noun]
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if you have a sneaking feeling for someone or about something, you do not want to admit it to other people, because you feel embarrassed, or you are not sure that this feeling is right She had always had a sneaking admiration for him. I have a sneaking suspicion that she knows more than she's telling us.
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