(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. See concealment.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Secret]
Syn. esoteric, clandestine, surreptitious; see secret 3 , obscure 3 , unknown 1 .
2. [Concealed from view]
Syn. secreted, secluded, out of sight, private, covert, concealed, undercover, occult, arcane, in the dark, in a haze, in a fog, in darkness, masked, screened, veiled, cloaked, obscured, disguised, socked in, invisible, clouded, sealed, unobserved, blotted, in eclipse, impenetrable, unseen, eclipsed, unexposed, camouflaged, enshrouded, undetected, shrouded, shadowy, unknown, indiscernible, latent, buried, opaque, deep, unsuspected, inscrutable, unapparent, inexplicable, illegible, unintelligible, imperceptible, puzzling, unobserved, out of view, dim, recondite, overlaid, clandestine, subterranean, cloistered, suppressed, secured, hermetic, dark, inward, underground, unrevealed, undisclosed, imperceivable, inert, withheld, surreptitious, sequestered, underhand, unsearchable, kept in the dark*, under wraps*, kept dark*; see also covered 1 , isolated , obscure 1 , withdrawn .
Ant. obvious*, open, apparent.
3. [Mysterious]
Syn. symbolical, abstruse, cryptic; see magic 1 , mysterious 2 , secret 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
concealed, covered, covert, secret, under wraps, cloaked, clandestine, veiled, undercover, secreted, indiscernible, obscure, latent, occult, cryptic, invisible.
ANT.: open, exposed, *in the spotlight, overt
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Concealed from view: screened, secluded, secret. See SHOW. 2. Screened from the view of oncoming drivers: blind, concealed. See SHOW. 3. Lying beyond what is obvious or avowed: buried, concealed, covert, obscured, ulterior. Idiom: under cover (or wraps). See SHOW.

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