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Entry Word: secret
Function: adjective
Text: 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 clandestine, covert, furtive, hugger-mugger, private, privy, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, underground, underhand, underhanded
Related Words 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 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 hidden from view <a secret cave that is screened by trees> -- see SECLUDED
4 not known or meant to be known by the general populace <secret information that its business rivals would love to have> -- see PRIVATE 1