Synonyms for covert

Synonyms for (noun) covert

Synonyms: screen, concealment, cover, covert

Definition: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

Usage: a screen of trees afforded privacy; under cover of darkness; the brush provided a covert for game; the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background

Similar words: covering

Definition: an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)


Synonyms: covert

Definition: a flock of coots

Similar words: flock

Definition: a group of birds

Synonyms for (adjective) covert

Synonyms: covert

Definition: secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

Usage: covert actions by the CIA; covert funding for the rebels

Similar words: backstair, backstairs, furtive

Definition: secret and sly or sordid

Usage: backstairs gossip; his low backstairs cunning- A.L.Guerard; backstairs intimacies; furtive behavior


Similar words: black

Definition: (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading

Usage: black propaganda


Similar words: secret, undercover, underground, surreptitious, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger

Definition: conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

Usage: 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


Similar words: secret

Definition: indulging only covertly

Usage: a secret alcoholic


Similar words: collusive, conniving

Definition: acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end


Similar words: disguised, cloaked, masked

Definition: having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading

Usage: hidden agenda; masked threat


Similar words: secret

Definition: communicated covertly

Usage: their secret signal was a wink; secret messages


Similar words: under-the-table, sub-rosa, behind-the-scenes

Definition: designed and carried out secretly or confidentially

Usage: a sub-rosa report; has their under-the-table backing


Similar words: ulterior, subterranean, subterraneous

Definition: lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)

Usage: subterranean motives for murder; looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge- Bertrand Russell


Similar words: under wraps

Definition: kept secret

Usage: the plan was kept carefully under wraps


Similar words: undisclosed, unrevealed

Definition: not made known


Synonyms: covert

Definition: (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband

Usage: a woman covert

Similar words: protected

Definition: kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss

Usage: the most protected spot I could find