Synonyms of secret


1. secret, information, info

usage: 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"

2. secret, arcanum, information, info

usage: information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking"

3. mystery, enigma, secret, closed book, perplexity

usage: something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"


1. secret, concealed (vs. unconcealed)

usage: not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks"

2. clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(prenominal), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground, covert (vs. overt)

usage: 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"

3. unavowed, secret, unacknowledged (vs. acknowledged)

usage: not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride"

4. secret, covert (vs. overt)

usage: communicated covertly; "their secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages"

5. secret, private, inward (vs. outward)

usage: not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts"

6. hidden, secret, concealed (vs. unconcealed)

usage: 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"

7. privy, secluded, secret, private (vs. public)

usage: hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"

8. confidential, secret, private (vs. public)

usage: (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications"

9. secret, covert (vs. overt)

usage: indulging only covertly; "a secret alcoholic"

10. mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic, esoteric (vs. exoteric)

usage: 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"

11. secret, classified (vs. unclassified)

usage: the next to highest level of official classification for documents

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Definition and meaning of secret (Dictionary)