- 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"
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- 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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