Synonyms and Antonyms of hush-hush
not known or meant to be known by the general populace
- The reporter suspected there was a hush-hush reason why the company agreed to the deal.
classified, restricted, top secret
silent, unadvertised, unannounced, undisclosed, unmentioned, unsaid, untold
clandestine, closet, collusive, conspiratorial, covert
furtive, hugger-mugger, occult, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, underground, underhand, underhanded
closeted, concealed, hidden
repressed, silenced, stifled, suppressed
backstage, offscreen, offstage
advertised, aired, announced, blazed, broadcast, declared, disclosed, divulged, enunciated, heralded, proclaimed, professed, promulgated, publicized, published, reported, spotlighted
undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others
- Top-echelon diplomats met in a hush-hush conference in a last-ditch effort to head off an international crisis.
backstairs, behind-the-scenes, clandestine, covert, furtive, hugger-mugger, private, privy, secret, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, stealth, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, underground, underhand, underhanded
aboveboard, straightforward, unconcealed, undisguised
clear, evident, manifest, obvious, patent, plain