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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 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 Related Words back-channel, closed-door, off-the-books, off-the-record; classified, confidential, restricted, top secret, undisclosed; concealed, hidden, secreted, subterranean, unadvertised, unexposed Near Antonyms acknowledged, avowed; aboveboard, straightforward, unconcealed, undisguised; unclassified, unrestricted; clear, evident, manifest, obvious, patent, plain Antonyms 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 undercover Related Words covert, private, secretive, subterranean Near Antonyms overt

  3. 3 screened or sequestered from view <a secret cave that is screened by trees> Synonyms cloistered, covert, hidden, isolated, quiet, remote, retired, secluded, shelteredRelated Words lone, lonely, lonesome, reclusive, solitary; privateNear Antonyms 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 behind-the-scenes, confidential, esoteric, hushed, hush-hush, inside, intimate, nonpublic, privy, privateRelated Words 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 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 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 confidence Related Words dope, lowdown Near Antonyms 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 closed book, conundrum, enigma, head-scratcher, mystification, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle, mysteryRelated Words 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 gateway, key, open sesame, passport, ticketRelated Words 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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