Synonyms for clandestine
- in holes and corners
- on the Q. T.
- on the quiet
- under wraps
Antonyms for clandestine
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLANDESTINE
I should abhor these clandestine correspondences, were they not forced upon me.
Our return was clandestine for many of the members, and for me among the number.
There, Mademoiselle, you have the reason for a clandestine union.
Did you not gather that this was not only a runaway match, but a clandestine one?
What on earth possesses him to make a clandestine match of it?
He had, at any rate, intended that the abominable correspondence should be clandestine.
Underhand, clandestine information you get is no more than dishonesty on your part.
Has not the whole affair been a disgraceful and clandestine one?
Do you know this is a clandestine correspondence and must stop at once?
In that case she would have received no clandestine young man.
1560s, from Latin clandestinus "secret, hidden," from clam "secretly," from adverbial derivative of base of celare "to hide" (see cell), perhaps on model of intestinus "internal." Related: Clandestinely. As a noun form, there is awkward clandestinity (clandestineness apparently being a dictionary word).
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CLANDESTINE
- in the dark
- out of view