Synonyms for secret

Synonyms for (noun) secret

Synonyms: mystery, closed book, enigma, secret

Definition: something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

Usage: how it got out is a mystery; it remains one of nature's secrets

Similar words: perplexity

Definition: trouble or confusion resulting from complexity


Synonyms: arcanum, secret

Definition: information known only to a special group

Usage: the secret of Cajun cooking

Similar words: info, information

Definition: a message received and understood


Synonyms: secret

Definition: something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)

Usage: the combination to the safe was a secret; he tried to keep his drinking a secret

Similar words: info, information

Definition: a message received and understood

Synonyms for (adjective) secret

Synonyms: secret, unavowed

Definition: not openly made known

Usage: a secret marriage; a secret bride

Similar words: unacknowledged

Definition: not recognized or admitted


Synonyms: secret

Definition: the next to highest level of official classification for documents

Similar words: classified

Definition: official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation

Usage: thousands of classified documents have now been declassified


Synonyms: secret, occult, orphic, mysterious, mystic, mystical

Definition: having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

Usage: mysterious symbols; the mystical style of Blake; occult lore; the secret learning of the ancients

Similar words: esoteric

Definition: confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

Usage: a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories


Synonyms: secret, private

Definition: not expressed

Usage: secret (or private) thoughts

Similar words: inward

Definition: relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts

Usage: a concern with inward reflections


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: secret

Definition: indulging only covertly

Usage: a secret alcoholic

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: secret

Definition: communicated covertly

Usage: their secret signal was a wink; secret messages

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: confidential, secret

Definition: (of information) given in confidence or in secret

Usage: this arrangement must be kept confidential; their secret communications

Similar words: private

Definition: confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

Usage: a private place; private discussions; private lessons; a private club; a private secretary; private property; the former President is now a private citizen; public figures struggle to maintain a private life


Synonyms: privy, secluded, secret

Definition: hidden from general view or use

Usage: a privy place to rest and think; a secluded romantic spot; a secret garden

Similar words: private

Definition: confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

Usage: a private place; private discussions; private lessons; a private club; a private secretary; private property; the former President is now a private citizen; public figures struggle to maintain a private life


Synonyms: hidden, secret

Definition: designed to elude detection

Usage: a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole; a secret passage; the secret compartment in the desk

Similar words: concealed

Definition: hidden on any grounds for any motive

Usage: a concealed weapon; a concealed compartment in his briefcase


Synonyms: secret

Definition: not open or public; kept private or not revealed

Usage: a secret formula; secret ingredients; secret talks

Similar words: concealed

Definition: hidden on any grounds for any motive

Usage: a concealed weapon; a concealed compartment in his briefcase