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See definition of cloak-and-dagger on Dictionary.com
  • adj.full of secrecy
  • nounintrigue

synonyms for cloak-and-dagger

  • clandestine
  • covert
  • hugger-mugger
  • hush-hush
  • intriguing
  • mysterious
  • quiet
  • secret
  • sly
  • sneaky
  • stealthy
  • surreptitious
  • undercover
  • suspense
  • espionage
  • intrigue
  • undercover operations
  • underground activities

antonyms for cloak-and-dagger

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    How to use cloak-and-dagger in a sentence

    She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
    WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
    The governor placed a dagger to his breast in order to get him to tell what he knew of his wife.
    THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
    No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.
    GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
    Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
    PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
    They were eaten too quickly, in long gulps of four-and-twenty hours at a time.
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    He walked over to the table and mixed two tumblers of whiskey-and-soda, wondering why he had not thought of it before.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    He paused, then mixed and drank another whiskey-and-soda, lit a cigarette, and resumed.
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    On this errand he departed, wrapped tightly in his cloak, walking briskly through the now heavier rain.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    As she spoke, she moved very slightly, letting her cloak fall open so that her long throat was exposed.
    BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
    He dashed up to the drawing-room; his wife was coming forth then, her cloak and gloves on, her fan in her hand.
    ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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    WORDS RELATED TO CLOAK-AND-DAGGER

    • artful
    • cloak-and-dagger
    • closet
    • concealed
    • covert
    • foxy
    • fraudulent
    • furtive
    • hidden
    • hush-hush
    • illegitimate
    • illicit
    • in holes and corners
    • on the Q.T.
    • on the quiet
    • private
    • sneaky
    • stealthy
    • surreptitious
    • under wraps
    • under-the-counter
    • undercover
    • underground
    • underhand
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