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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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The secret angels of God are only as alive as the marble angels of Michelangelo!

  2. Ajay Royan:

    You’re looking for something that is slightly hidden, the secret that was hidden in plain sight.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    Now, after learning that we have been excluded from parts of the investigation, and that the majority has held secret interviews with key witnesses and withheld information. I fear this skepticism may have been all too justified.

  4. Jennifer Fisher:

    Whether or not Nancy Drew's really dead is the real question, my take is that I see it as being more of a ruse, and hopefully Nancy Drew is really alive and controlling the show from the shadow and investigating in secret.

  5. Abhi Raynott:

    Community makes us all. Secret society breaks us all.

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