1
a
: having or wearing a veil or a concealing cover
a veiled hat
b
: characterized by a softening tonal distortion
2
: obscured as if by a veil : disguised
veiled threats

Examples of veiled in a Sentence

She looked at him with barely veiled contempt. The report makes veiled references to his criminal activities.
Recent Examples on the Web The photo identifies the location of his private quarters, and Fernández took that as both an invasion of privacy and a veiled threat, the person said. Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, 24 June 2024 For Moscow, Ukrainian hostility is simply the veiled extension of American hostility, and American hostility toward Russia demands equal Russian hostility toward the United States. Michael Kimmage, Foreign Affairs, 25 Jan. 2024 Josephine shouts at her to stop, shattering her moment of joy and adding a veiled insult about her weight to really stick the knife in. Erin Qualey, Vulture, 17 Apr. 2024 Some have interpreted the condition as a veiled threat: Vote in favor of the plan, or risk a clawback. Joel Khalili, WIRED, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for veiled 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of veiled was in the 14th century

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“Veiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veiled. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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