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Synonyms for secretˈsi krɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secret(noun)

    something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)

    "the combination to the safe was a secret"; "he tried to keep his drinking a secret"

    Synonyms:
    enigma, closed book, mystery, arcanum

    Antonyms:
    open, overt, acknowledged, exoteric, unconcealed, public, unclassified, outward

  2. secret, arcanum(noun)

    information known only to a special group

    "the secret of Cajun cooking"

    Synonyms:
    enigma, closed book, mystery, secret, arcanum

    Antonyms:
    overt, public, acknowledged, unconcealed, outward, open, unclassified, exoteric

  3. mystery, enigma, secret, closed book(adj)

    something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

    "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"

    Synonyms:
    arcanum, brain-teaser, whodunit, conundrum, riddle, secret, closed book, enigma, mystery, mystery story

    Antonyms:
    open, unclassified, overt, public, outward, unconcealed, exoteric, acknowledged

  4. secret(adj)

    not open or public; kept private or not revealed

    "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks"

    Synonyms:
    underground, occult, private, surreptitious, undercover, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, mysterious, mystic, hidden, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, orphic, unavowed, confidential, hole-and-corner(a), mystical

    Antonyms:
    outward, overt, unclassified, public, unconcealed, open, acknowledged, exoteric

  5. clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground(adj)

    conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

    "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"

    Antonyms:
    exoteric, unconcealed, overt, open, public, unclassified, outward, acknowledged

  6. unavowed, secret(adj)

    not openly made known

    "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride"

    Synonyms:
    underground, occult, private, sneaking(a), surreptitious, orphic, undercover, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, mysterious, secret, hidden, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, mystic, unavowed, confidential, hole-and-corner(a), mystical

    Antonyms:
    open, exoteric, overt, public, unconcealed, acknowledged, unclassified, outward

  7. secret(adj)

    communicated covertly

    "their secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages"

    Synonyms:
    underground, occult, private, surreptitious, undercover, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, mysterious, mystic, hidden, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, orphic, unavowed, confidential, hole-and-corner(a), mystical

    Antonyms:
    unconcealed, open, unclassified, acknowledged, outward, overt, public, exoteric

  8. secret, private(adj)

    not expressed

    "secret (or private) thoughts"

    Synonyms:
    underground, occult, private, surreptitious, individual(a), undercover, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, mysterious, mystic, hidden, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, orphic, unavowed, confidential, hole-and-corner(a), mystical

    Antonyms:
    overt, open, unclassified, unconcealed, public, exoteric, acknowledged, outward

  9. hidden, secret(adj)

    designed to elude detection

    "a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole"; "a secret passage"; "the secret compartment in the desk"

    Synonyms:
    underground, occult, private, surreptitious, orphic, undercover, confidential, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, mysterious, secret, hidden, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, mystic, unavowed, obscure, concealed, hole-and-corner(a), mystical, out of sight

    Antonyms:
    outward, unconcealed, open, public, unclassified, overt, exoteric, acknowledged

  10. privy, secluded, secret(adj)

    hidden from general view or use

    "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"

    Synonyms:
    hole-and-corner(a), occult, sequestered, underground, orphic, privy(p), surreptitious, private, undercover, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, mysterious, secret, hidden, reclusive, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, mystic, unavowed, cloistered, confidential, mystical

    Antonyms:
    acknowledged, overt, open, outward, public, exoteric, unconcealed, unclassified

  11. confidential, secret(adj)

    (of information) given in confidence or in secret

    "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications"

    Synonyms:
    underground, occult, private, surreptitious, orphic, undercover, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, mysterious, secret, hidden, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, mystic, unavowed, confidential, hole-and-corner(a), mystical

    Antonyms:
    unconcealed, acknowledged, public, overt, unclassified, exoteric, outward, open

  12. secret(adj)

    indulging only covertly

    "a secret alcoholic"

    Synonyms:
    underground, occult, private, surreptitious, undercover, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, mysterious, mystic, hidden, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, orphic, unavowed, confidential, hole-and-corner(a), mystical

    Antonyms:
    unclassified, public, unconcealed, outward, open, overt, acknowledged, exoteric

  13. mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic(adj)

    having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

    "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients"

    Synonyms:
    hole-and-corner(a), occult, underground, unavowed, surreptitious, cryptical, mysterious, mystic, hidden, hush-hush, hugger-mugger, secret, deep, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, orphic, inscrutable, private, confidential, cryptic, undercover, mystifying, mystical

    Antonyms:
    overt, unconcealed, public, exoteric, acknowledged, open, unclassified, outward

  14. secret(adj)

    the next to highest level of official classification for documents

    Synonyms:
    underground, occult, private, surreptitious, undercover, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, mysterious, mystic, hidden, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, orphic, unavowed, confidential, hole-and-corner(a), mystical

    Antonyms:
    open, overt, public, unconcealed, exoteric, acknowledged, outward, unclassified

Wiktionary

  1. secret(noun)

    Synonyms:
    private, confidential, concealed

    Antonyms:
    overt

  2. secret(adjective)

    Being or kept hidden.

    Synonyms:
    private, concealed, confidential

    Antonyms:
    overt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. secret

    That is mysterious in the true sense which is beyond human comprehension, as the decrees of God or the origin of life. That is mystic or mystical which has associated with it some hidden or recondite meaning, especially of a religious kind; as, the mystic Babylon of the Apocalypse. That is dark which we can not personally see through, especially if sadly perplexing; as, a dark providence. That is secret which is intentionally hidden. Compare DARK.

    See synonyms for CLEAR.

    Synonyms:
    abstruse, cabalistic, dark, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, inexplicable, inscrutable, mysterious, mystic, mystical, obscure, occult, recondite, transcendental, unfathomable, unfathomed, unknown

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. secret(a.)

    Synonyms:
    hidden, hid, concealed, latent, occult, covert, obscure, recondite, privy, close, covered, shrouded, veiled, unseen, unknown

  2. secret(a.)

    Synonyms:
    clandestine, sly, underhand, underhanded, hugger-mugger

  3. secret(a.)

    Synonyms:
    secluded, retired, private


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