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clandestine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clandestine  \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  Conducted  with  secrecy;  withdrawn  from  public  notice,  usually 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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clandestine 
  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"  [syn:  {cloak-and-dagger},  {hole-and-corner(a)}, 
  {hugger-mugger},  {hush-hush},  {on  the  quiet(p)},  {secret}, 
  {surreptitious},  {undercover},  {underground}] 




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