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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