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clandestine

clan·des·tine

clandestine

 
pronunciation:
klaen de stihn
part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
covert, secret, undercover
antonyms:
open, overt
similar words:
cloaked, confidential, furtive, hidden, hugger-mugger, private, stealthy, surreptitious, underground, underhand
derivations: clandestinely (adv.), clandestineness (n.)