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  Words related to secret

Related / Similar Words: mystery, enigma, closed book, arcanum, unavowed, mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, orphic, private, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, on the quiet(p), surreptitious, undercover, underground, closet(a), confidential, privy, secluded, hidden

 

Definition:
  • something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature''s secrets";
  • information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking";
  • 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";
  • not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride";
  • the next to highest level of official classification for documents;
  • 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";
  • not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts";
  • 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 mobilizati;
  • indulging only covertly; "a closet alcoholic"; "closet liberals";
  • communicated covertly; "their a secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages";
  • (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "closet information"; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications";
  • hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden";
  • 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";
  • not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks";

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    Hyponyms: esoterica, cabala, cabbala, cabbalah, kabala, kabbala, kabbalah, qabala, qabalah, password, watchword, word, parole, countersign, confidence, open secret, trade secret

     

    Derivational Morphology: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

     

    Anagrams: resect

     

    Language Translations:
    Arabic: سري   Bulgarian: таен and тайна  
    Catalan: secret   Chinese: 秘密  
    Dutch: geheim   Estonian: saladus  
    Finnish: salainen and salaisuus   French: secret  
    Frisian: geheim   German: geheim and Geheimnis  
    Greek: κρυφός and μυστικό   Hebrew: סוד and סודי  
    Hungarian: titok   Indonesian: rahasia  
    Interlingua: secrete and secreto   Italian: segreto  
    Japanese: 秘密   Korean: 비밀  
    Polish: sekret and sekretny   Portuguese: segredo  
    Romanian: secret   Russian: тайна  
    Slovene: skriven and skrivnost   Spanish: secreto  
    Swedish: hemlig and hemlighet   Telugu: రహస్య and రహస్యం  
    Welsh: cyfrin and cyfrinach  
     
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