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undercover

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of undercover

  1. 1 undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others <an undercover operation to infiltrate the terrorist organization> Synonyms backstairs, behind-the-scenes, clandestine, covert, furtive, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, private, privy, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, stealth, stealthy, surreptitious, secret, underground, underhand, underhandedRelated Words back-channel, closed-door, off-the-books, off-the-record; classified, confidential, restricted, top secret, undisclosed; concealed, hidden, secreted, subterranean, unadvertised, unexposedNear Antonyms acknowledged, avowed; aboveboard, straightforward, unconcealed, undisguised; unclassified, unrestricted; clear, evident, manifest, obvious, patent, plainAntonyms open, overt, public

  2. 2 working on missions in which one's objectives, activities, or true identity are not publicly revealed <for months she's been an undercover agent pretending to be a drug dealer> Synonyms secretRelated Words covert, private, secretive, subterraneanNear Antonyms overt




undercover

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of undercover

  1. a person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country <within the city was a well-organized fifth column, and these undercovers would make themselves known as soon as the invading forces breached the city limits> Synonyms agent, asset, emissary, intelligencer, mole, operative, spook, spyRelated Words courier; counterspy, double agent, sleeper; infiltrator, informer, stool pigeon; spymaster, superspy




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