Synonyms for hugger-mugger

Synonyms for (noun) hugger-mugger

Synonyms: hugger-mugger

Definition: a state of confusion

Usage: he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance

Similar words: confusion

Definition: disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

Usage: the army retreated in confusion

Synonyms for (adj) hugger-mugger

Synonyms: 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: 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

Synonyms: disorderly, jumbled, topsy-turvy, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger

Definition: in utter disorder

Usage: a disorderly pile of clothes

Similar words: untidy

Definition: not neat and tidy

Usage: careless and untidy in her personal habits; an untidy living room; untidy and casual about money

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