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Synonyms for secret
ˈsi krɪtse·cret

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Sharon Van Ert:

    After 35 years of living with these shameful memories in secret, I was finally encouraged by all the other women who have recently told their stories.

  2. Lao Tzu:

    To produce things and to rear them, To produce, but not to take possession of them, To act, but not to rely on one's own ability, To lead them, but not to master them - This is called profound and secret virtue.

  3. Jim Acosta:

    I am now giving my hard pass to the The US Secret Service.

  4. Israel Kristal:

    I don't know the secret for long life, i believe that everything is determined from above, and we shall never know the reasons why. There have been smarter, stronger and better looking men then me who are no longer alive. All that is left for us to do is to keep on working as hard as we can and rebuild what is lost.

  5. Peter Staley:

    For a closeted gay man, it was probably the worst environment I could have chosen, it was very infuriating and humiliating for someone who had a dark secret like I had.


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