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Meaning of CLANDESTINE

Pronunciation:  klan'destin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "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"
 

CLANDESTINE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cloak-and-dagger, covert, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, on the quiet(p), secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Clan*des"tine\, a. [L. clandestinus, fr. clam
secretly; akin to celare, E. conceal: cf. F. clandestin.]
Conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually
for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand;
as, a clandestine marriage. --Locke.

Syn: Hidden; secret; private; concealed; underhand; sly;
     stealthy; surreptitious; furtive; fraudulent. --
     {Clan*des"tine*ly}, adv. -- {Clan*des"tine*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: back-door, backstairs, covert, feline, furtive, hidlings, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, privy, quiet, shifty, skulking, slinking, slinky, sly, sneaking, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, underground, underhand, underhanded, under-the-counter, under-the-table, unobtrusive
 

 

 

 

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