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covert

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of covert

  1. 1 screened or sequestered from view a covert little hideaway that provides a lot of privacy Synonyms cloistered, secluded, hidden, isolated, quiet, remote, retired, secret, shelteredRelated Words lone, lonely, lonesome, reclusive, solitary; privateNear Antonyms obvious, visible; exposed

  2. 2 undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others a covert operation to provide aid to the rebels Synonyms backstairs, behind-the-scenes, clandestine, secret, furtive, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, private, privy, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, stealth, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, 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


covert

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of covert

  1. 1 a place where a person goes to hide or to avoid others set up a covert from which to watch wildlife without being detected Synonyms concealment, hideout, den, hermitage, hideaway, hidey-hole (or hidy-hole), lair, nestRelated Words blind, cover, nook, recess; hangout, harbor, harborage, haunt, haven, redoubt, refuge, retreat, shelter

  2. 2 a thick patch of shrubbery, small trees, or underbrush the rabbit rushed to the safety of the nearest covert Synonyms boscage (also boskage), bosk (or bosque), bosquet, brake, brushwood, chaparral, coppice, copse, thicketRelated Words canebrake; brush, bush, scrub, scrubland; bramble, jungle, tangle; grove, hedge, stand, woodlot; forest, greenwood, wildwood, wood, woodland



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