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secret

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of secret

  1. 1 undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others a secret operation to rescue captive soldiers behind enemy lines Synonyms of secret backstairs, behind-the-scenes, clandestine, covert, furtive, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, private, privy, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, stealth, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, underground, underhand, underhanded Words Related to secret back-channel, closed-door, off-the-books, off-the-record; classified, confidential, restricted, top secret, undisclosed; concealed, hidden, secreted, subterranean, unadvertised, unexposed Near Antonyms of secret acknowledged, avowed; aboveboard, straightforward, unconcealed, undisguised; unclassified, unrestricted; clear, evident, manifest, obvious, patent, plain Antonyms of secret open, overt, public

  2. 2 working on missions in which one's objectives, activities, or true identity are not publicly revealed secret agents whose wartime exploits were known only by top government officials Synonyms of secret undercover Words Related to secret covert, private, secretive, subterranean Near Antonyms of secret overt

  3. 3 screened or sequestered from view a secret cave that is screened by trees Synonyms of secret cloistered, covert, hidden, isolated, quiet, remote, retired, secluded, shelteredWords Related to secret lone, lonely, lonesome, reclusive, solitary; privateNear Antonyms of secret obvious, visible; exposed

  4. 4 not known or meant to be known by the general populace proprietary information that the company does its best to keep secret Synonyms of secret behind-the-scenes, confidential, esoteric, hushed, hush-hush, inside, intimate, nonpublic, privy, privateWords Related to secret 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; personal; closeted, concealed, hidden; repressed, silenced, stifled, suppressed; backstage, offscreen, offstageNear Antonyms of secret well-known; advertised, aired, announced, blazed, broadcast, declared, disclosed, divulged, enunciated, heralded, proclaimed, professed, promulgated, publicized, published, reported, spotlighted; general, popular, prevailing, vulgar; current, prevalent, rife, widespread; communal, sharedAntonyms of secret common, open, public


secret

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of secret

  1. 1 information shared only with another or with a select few you didn't really expect him to keep a secret from his wife, did you? Synonyms of secret confidence Words Related to secret dope, lowdown Near Antonyms of secret open secret

  2. 2 something hard to understand or explain the secrets of the Egyptian pyramids include the construction methods used to lift the huge blocks of stone in place Synonyms of secret closed book, conundrum, enigma, head-scratcher, mystification, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle, mysteryWords Related to secret brainteaser, case, challenge, knot, matter, perplexity, poser, problem, stumper, trouble

  3. 3 something that allows someone to achieve a desired goal the secret to advancement in this company is to appear dedicated Synonyms of secret gateway, key, open sesame, passport, ticketWords Related to secret password; accomplishment, achievement, attainment, coup, success, triumph; approach, manner, means, method, style, system, technique, way; blueprint, design, ground plan, plan, program, scheme, strategy


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