- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||planned or occurring in a secret or surreptitious manner, esp. for subversive or illicit purposes.
Their home was the scene of many clandestine gatherings of dissidents.
- covert, secret, undercover
- open, overt
- similar words:
- cloaked, confidential, furtive, hidden, hugger-mugger, private, stealthy, surreptitious, underground, underhand
||covert, secret, sly
||clandestinely (adv.), clandestineness (n.)