poorly kept secret

Definition of poorly kept secret

  1. :  a secret that has been told to many people

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a poor condition or manner

    :  in an inferior or imperfect way :  badly

  1. :  somewhat ill :  indisposed

  1. : past tense and past participle ofkeep

  1. :  kept from knowledge or view :  hidden

    :  marked by the habit of discretion :  closemouthed

    :  working with hidden aims or methods :  undercover

  1. :  something kept hidden or unexplained :  mystery

    :  something kept from the knowledge of others or shared only confidentially with a few

    :  a method, formula, or process used in an art or operation and divulged only to those of one's own company or craft :  trade secret

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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