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Hidden or secret
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  1. Hidden or secret
  2. Understood by only a few; esoteric
  3. Known or understood by only a few:
Stealthy or surreptitious:
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  1. Stealthy or surreptitious:
  2. Mischievous in a playful way; roguish
  3. Clever or cunning, especially in the practice of deceit.
Done or acting in a stealthy manner, as if to hinder observation; surreptitious; stealthy; sneaky
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  1. Done or acting in a stealthy manner, as if to hinder observation; surreptitious; stealthy; sneaky
  2. Characterized by, acting with, or suggesting stealth or a desire to avoid discovery; surreptitious:
Of, containing, implying, or characterized by mystery
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  1. Of, containing, implying, or characterized by mystery
  2. Having unknown qualities
  3. Arousing wonder or curiosity, especially by being difficult to explain or understand:
Having two or more possible meanings
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  1. Having two or more possible meanings
  2. Open to more than one interpretation:
  3. Not clear; indefinite; vague
Not discovered, identified, determined, explored, etc.
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  1. Not discovered, identified, determined, explored, etc.
  2. Not well known or widely known:
  3. Not identified, ascertained, or established:
Obscure and curt in expression
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  1. Obscure and curt in expression
  2. Having a hidden or ambiguous meaning; mysterious; baffling
  3. (Zool.) Serving to conceal, as the form or coloration of certain animals
Relating to or being a small group with specialized knowledge or interests:
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  1. Relating to or being a small group with specialized knowledge or interests:
  2. Having to do with concepts that are highly theoretical and without obvious practical application; often with mystical or religious connotations.
  3. Intended for or understood by only a small group, especially one with specialized knowledge or interests:
Difficult to understand; recondite:
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  1. Difficult to understand; recondite:
  2. Hard to understand because of being extremely complex, intellectually demanding, highly abstract, etc.; deep; recondite
Hidden; concealed
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  1. Hidden; concealed
  2. Designating or of certain arts, studies, or practices, as magic, alchemy, or astrology, involving mysterious powers that some people believe can affect the way things happen
  3. Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable:
Inspiring a sense of mystery or wonder:
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  1. Inspiring a sense of mystery or wonder:
  2. Of obscure or occult character or meaning
  3. Filling one with wonder or awe
Of or relating to mystic rites or practices:
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  1. Of or relating to mystic rites or practices:
  2. Of, relating to, or stemming from mysticism or immediate understanding of spiritual matters, especially when experienced as direct communion with God:
  3. Believed or maintained with awe or deep respect, especially when contrary to or lacking factual evidence:
Arranged in classes or categories.
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  1. Arranged in classes or categories.
  2. Of or pertaining to classified advertising
  3. Available to authorized persons only, as for reasons of national security:
Not light in color; deep in shade
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  1. Not light in color; deep in shade
  2. Reflecting only a small fraction of incident light; tending toward black:
  3. Unknown or concealed; mysterious:
Covered with or as with a veil
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  1. Covered with or as with a veil
  2. Hidden, such as by a veil.
  3. Concealed, hidden, disguised, obscured, etc.
Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling:
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  1. Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling:
  2. Of or like an enigma; perplexing; baffling
  3. Mysterious.
Of another place or locality; foreign; alien
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  1. Of another place or locality; foreign; alien
  2. Not previously known; unfamiliar:
  3. Not of one's own or a particular locality, environment, or kind; not native:
Of a mysterious or obscure nature:
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  1. Of a mysterious or obscure nature:
  2. Of a grave or extreme nature:
  3. Rich and intense in shade. Used of a color:
So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
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  1. So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
  2. Lacking light; dim; dark; murky
  3. Deficient in light; dark:
Filled with clouds.
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  1. Filled with clouds.
  2. Unknown, surrounded in mystery.
Concealed; hidden.
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  1. Concealed; hidden.
  2. Not easily understood; abstruse or obscure:
  3. Obscure or concealed
Concealed or hidden from sight, as if by a shroud.
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  1. Concealed or hidden from sight, as if by a shroud.
  2. Wearing, or provided with a shroud.
Not enlightened; ignorant in general or of some particular fact.
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  1. Not enlightened; ignorant in general or of some particular fact.
Not intelligible; unable to be understood
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  1. Not intelligible; unable to be understood
  2. Not intelligible; that cannot be understood; incomprehensible
  3. Difficult or impossible to understand or comprehend; incomprehensible:
Of or relating to a cabal; secretive and cliquish.
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  1. Of or relating to a cabal; secretive and cliquish.
  2. Having a secret or hidden meaning; occult:
(Biology) Being in a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes:
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  1. (Biology) Being in a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes:
  2. Present but invisible or inactive; lying hidden and undeveloped within a person or thing, as a quality, power, or talent
  3. (Medicine) Present but not symptomatic:
Cut off from the public view; hidden, intimate, etc.
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  1. Cut off from the public view; hidden, intimate, etc.
  2. Hidden, isolated, remote.
  3. Shut off or kept apart from others; isolated; withdrawn
Kept or done in secret, often to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
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  1. Kept or done in secret, often to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
  2. Kept secret or hidden, esp. for some illicit purpose; surreptitious; furtive
Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown:
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  1. Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown:
  2. (Law) Being married and therefore protected by one's husband.
  3. Concealed, hidden, disguised, or surreptitious
(By extension) dishonest and sneaky; done in a secret or sly manner
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  1. (By extension) dishonest and sneaky; done in a secret or sly manner
  2. (in various ball games, of a ball) thrown etc with the hand brought forward and up from below
  3. (Sports) Executed with the hand brought forward and up from below the level of the shoulder; underarm:
Done by moving the hand (arm) from below.
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  1. Done by moving the hand (arm) from below.
  2. Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.
  3. Not open or straightforward; secret, sly, deceitful, etc.
Characterized by or resembling stealth or secrecy.
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  1. Characterized by or resembling stealth or secrecy.
  2. Characterized by stealth; secret, furtive, or sly
  3. Marked by or acting with quiet, caution, and secrecy intended to avoid notice.
Done, gotten, made, etc. in a secret, stealthy way; clandestine
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  1. Done, gotten, made, etc. in a secret, stealthy way; clandestine
Bound by mutual interests, loyalties, or affections; intimate:
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  1. Bound by mutual interests, loyalties, or affections; intimate:
  2. Being near the surface; short:
  3. Fitting tightly:
Engaged or employed in undercover activity:
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  1. Engaged or employed in undercover activity:
  2. Conducted in secret or through the use of subterfuge, as in a police investigation or in spying:
  3. Employed or engaged in spying or secret investigation.
(Informal) Very secret; most confidential
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  1. (Informal) Very secret; most confidential
  2. Secret, not spoken of (spoken of only in hushed whispers between insiders).
Of a rear entrance
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  1. Of a rear entrance
  2. Secret or surreptitious; clandestine:
  3. (Sports) Of or directed toward a player who has slipped behind the opposing defense:
Done or communicated in confidence; secret.
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  1. Done or communicated in confidence; secret.
  2. Of or showing trust in another; confiding
  3. Told in confidence; imparted in secret
Involving intrigue or scandal; secret
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  1. Involving intrigue or scandal; secret
  2. Furtively carried on; clandestine:
With one's identity disguised or concealed.
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  1. With one's identity disguised or concealed.
  2. With true identity unrevealed or disguised; under an assumed name, rank, etc.
Wearing, in, or treated with, camouflage; disguised
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Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling:
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  1. Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling:
  2. Mysterious.
  3. Of or like an enigma; perplexing; baffling
A novel, story, or play involving such an event, esp. one involving a crime and the gradual discovery of who committed it
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  1. A novel, story, or play involving such an event, esp. one involving a crime and the gradual discovery of who committed it
  2. A mystery play.
  3. The skills, lore, or practices that are peculiar to a particular activity or group and are regarded as the special province of initiates:
Belief in the effectiveness of one's own abilities or in one's favorable acceptance by others; self-confidence.
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  1. Belief in the effectiveness of one's own abilities or in one's favorable acceptance by others; self-confidence.
  2. Trust or faith in a person or thing:
  3. Belief in the certainty of something:
A systematic collection of regulations or rules of procedure or conduct:
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  1. A systematic collection of regulations or rules of procedure or conduct:
  2. An access code.
  3. (Genetics) The genetic code.
A perplexing, usually ambiguous, statement; riddle
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  1. A perplexing, usually ambiguous, statement; riddle
  2. One that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable.
  3. A perplexing, baffling, or seemingly inexplicable matter, person, etc.
A secret or underhand scheme; a plot.
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  1. A secret or underhand scheme; a plot.
  2. The practice of or involvement in such schemes:
  3. A secret love affair
A game for one person that is more or less difficult to work out or complete.
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  1. A game for one person that is more or less difficult to work out or complete.
  2. Something that baffles or confuses; an enigma:
  3. Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
(Sports) The number of wins by a leading team and losses by its closest competitor required in order for the leading team to capture a championship or secure a playoff spot.
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  1. (Sports) The number of wins by a leading team and losses by its closest competitor required in order for the leading team to capture a championship or secure a playoff spot.
  2. Any of the numbers, 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, or 126, that represent the number of neutrons or protons in strongly bound and exceptionally stable atomic nuclei. The existence of such stable nuclei is explained by assuming a shell structure for nucleons, much like the shell structure of electron orbitals around the nucleus.
  3. A number which cannot occur in normal use, used as a placeholder (e.g. a fictitious date such as 2000-02-32) or for other purposes (e.g. where the string slicing function RIGHT or RIGHT$ is not implemented, the same effect can be achieved by using (e.g.) MID(A,3,10538) or MID(A,3,6031769) to achieve the effect of RIGHT(A,3), because no feasible string is anywhere near that long).
Concealed; secret
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  1. Concealed; secret
  2. Obscure.
  3. That has been hidden.
Cut off from the public view; hidden, intimate, etc.
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  1. Cut off from the public view; hidden, intimate, etc.
  2. Shut off or kept apart from others; isolated; withdrawn
  3. Hidden, isolated, remote.
Kept secret or hidden, esp. for some illicit purpose; surreptitious; furtive
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  1. Kept secret or hidden, esp. for some illicit purpose; surreptitious; furtive
  2. Kept or done in secret, often to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
Of or characteristic of the activities of spies and undercover agents, esp. as extravagantly depicted in popular suspense fiction
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  1. Of or characteristic of the activities of spies and undercover agents, esp. as extravagantly depicted in popular suspense fiction
  2. Marked by melodramatic intrigue and often by espionage.
(Law) Being married and therefore protected by one's husband.
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  1. (Law) Being married and therefore protected by one's husband.
  2. Concealed, hidden, disguised, or surreptitious
  3. Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown:
(Archaic) Secret
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  1. (Archaic) Secret
  2. Alternative form of hugger-mugger.
  3. Confused; muddled; jumbled
  1. Employed or engaged in spying or secret investigation.
  2. Acting or carried out in secret
  3. Engaged or employed in undercover activity:
(Informal) Very secret; most confidential
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  1. (Informal) Very secret; most confidential
  2. Secret, not spoken of (spoken of only in hushed whispers between insiders).
Of or near the ear, or having to do with the sense of hearing
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  1. Of or near the ear, or having to do with the sense of hearing
  2. Shaped like an ear or an earlobe; having earlike parts or extensions.
  3. Received by or spoken directly into the ear; private
Not publicly or generally known; secret
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  1. Not publicly or generally known; secret
  2. Containing information, the unauthorized disclosure of which poses a threat to national security.
  3. Entrusted with private or secret matters
Relating to, known to, or coming from an exclusive group:
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  1. Relating to, known to, or coming from an exclusive group:
  2. Of or suited for the inside
  3. Known only to insiders; secret or private
Not available for public use, control, or participation:
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  1. Not available for public use, control, or participation:
  2. Conducted and supported primarily by individuals or groups not affiliated with governmental agencies or corporations:
  3. Of or confined to the individual; personal:
(Informal) Very secret; most confidential
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  1. (Informal) Very secret; most confidential
  2. Secret, not spoken of (spoken of only in hushed whispers between insiders).
Something prepared from such directions; often specif., a milk preparation for feeding a baby
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  1. Something prepared from such directions; often specif., a milk preparation for feeding a baby
  2. (Mathematics) A statement, especially an equation, of a fact, rule, principle, or other logical relation.
  3. A fixed form of words, esp. one that has lost its original meaning or force and is now used only as a conventional or ceremonial expression
(Basketball) An area at each end of the court between the baseline and the foul line and including the jump-ball circle at the foul line:
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  1. (Basketball) An area at each end of the court between the baseline and the foul line and including the jump-ball circle at the foul line:
  2. Something that completes or holds together the parts of another thing, as the keystone of an arch or a roughened surface forming a secure base for plaster
  3. The principal tonality of a work:
A road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway
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  1. A road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway
  2. A fixed course or territory assigned to a salesperson or delivery person.
  3. A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another:
A label or tag, as on a piece of merchandise, giving the size, color, price, quantity, etc.
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  1. A label or tag, as on a piece of merchandise, giving the size, color, price, quantity, etc.
  2. A legal notice to a person charged with a violation of law, especially a minor violation.
  3. A printed card or piece of paper that gives a person a specified right, as to attend a theater, ride on a train, claim a purchase, etc.

Synonym Study

  • Underhanded implies a stealthiness characterized by fraudulence or deceit underhanded business dealings
  • Surreptitious connotes a feeling of guilt in the one who is acting in a furtive or stealthy manner she stole a surreptitious glance at him
  • Furtive adds to this connotations of slyness or watchfulness and suggests a reprehensible objective the furtive movement of his hand toward my pocket
  • Stealthy implies a slow, quiet secrecy of action in an attempt to elude notice and often connotes deceit the stealthy advance of the panther
  • Clandestine suggests that what is being kept secret is of an illicit, immoral, or proscribed nature their clandestine meetings in the park
  • Covert implies a concealing as by disguising or veiling a covert threat
  • Secret , the general term, implies a concealing or keeping from the knowledge of others, for whatever reason my secret opinion of him
Find another word for secret. In this page you can discover 109 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for secret, like: arcane, sly, furtive, mysterious, ambiguous, hidden, unknown, cryptic, esoteric, abstruse and occult.