Synonyms for surreptitious

Synonyms for (adj) surreptitious

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: stealthy, surreptitious, sneak, sneaky, furtive

Definition: marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

Usage: a furtive manner; a sneak attack; stealthy footsteps; a surreptitious glance at his watch

Similar words: concealed

Definition: hidden on any grounds for any motive

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

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