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Synonyms for secret
ˈsi krɪtse·cret

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Wiktionary

  1. secretadjective

    Synonyms:
    private, confidential, concealed

    Antonyms:
    overt

  2. secretadjective

    Being or kept hidden.

    We went down a secret passage.

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. secret

    Synonyms:
    hidden, concealed, secluded, retired, unseen, unknown, private, obscure, recondite, latent, covert, clandestine, privy, unrevealed, mysterious, underdosed

    Antonyms:
    open, public, unconcealed, known, notorious, unreserved, disclosed

Princeton's WordNet

  1. secretnoun

    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, arcanumnoun

    information known only to a special group

    "the secret of Cajun cooking"

    Synonyms:
    enigma, closed book, mystery, arcanum

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

  3. mystery, enigma, secret, closed bookadjective

    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, closed book, enigma, mystery, mystery story

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

  4. secretadjective

    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, undergroundadjective

    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, secretadjective

    not openly made known

    "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride"

    Synonyms:
    underground, occult, private, sneaking(a), surreptitious, orphic, undercover, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, mysterious, 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. secretadjective

    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, privateadjective

    not expressed

    "secret (or private) thoughts"

    Synonyms:
    underground, occult, private, surreptitious, individual(a), undercover, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, 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, secretadjective

    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, 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, secretadjective

    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, hidden, reclusive, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, mystic, unavowed, cloistered, confidential, mystical

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

  11. confidential, secretadjective

    (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, 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. secretadjective

    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, orphicadjective

    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, 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. secretadjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. secretadjective

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

  2. secretadjective

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

  3. secretadjective

    Synonyms:
    secluded, retired, private

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How to use secret in a sentence?

  1. The Russian embassy in London:

    We would like the British side to share with us the information regarding the type of substance used and the correlation between this incident and other mysterious poisonings happening in the vicinity of the secret military chemical laboratory in Porton Down.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    I succeed in almost everything I do. My secret is persistence.

  3. Joan Tarshis:

    First of all, I kept it a secret because I was afraid to talk about it, because of Mr. Cosby's power. Then, when we came out, and lots of other women started to come out, we were called liars, i'm just so relieved that the truth has come out.

  4. Andrew Morgan:

    We had to think about a year or more in advance to make sure we purchased, packed and kept these gifts a secret the entire time.

  5. Aitan Goelman:

    If the Committees were actually interested in making sure The American people knew the truth, The American people would release the transcript of Pete's previous testimony, the American people real intentions are made clear by the fact that The American people took Peter Strzok testimony in secret, selectively leaked parts of it and are now withholding the transcript from the public.


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