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synonyms for hugger-mugger

  • clandestine
  • covert
  • hush-hush
  • intriguing
  • mysterious
  • quiet
  • secret
  • sly
  • sneaky
  • stealthy
  • surreptitious
  • undercover

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How to use hugger-mugger in a sentence

But they were taking no steps for this purpose; they were content with social hugger-mugger.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE BOOK OF JOSHUAWILLIAM GARDEN BLAIKIE
Cugger-mugger; whispering, gossiping in a low voice: Jack and Bessie had a great cugger-mugger.
ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
By the shaking of the chain he knew that the mugger was coming along, and he decided in a flash to take strong measures.
THE ROMANCE OF THE COASTJAMES RUNCIMAN
He has jaws bigger than those of the largest Mugger crocodile, and a tremendous array of fang-like teeth.
MORE SCIENCE FROM AN EASY CHAIRSIR E. RAY (EDWIN RAY) LANKESTER
"Three years, as men count years," said the Mugger, close pressed to the earth.
THE BRIDGE-BUILDERSRUDYARD KIPLING
The “boxer,” the “biter,” the “hugger,” are the most conspicuous.
TRUE BEAR STORIESJOAQUIN MILLER
There's never, never been a hugger like him since the world began.
THIS FREEDOMA. S. M. HUTCHINSON
Now a mugger's sigh is the most suggestive sound in animal speech.
FROM SEA TO SEARUDYARD KIPLING
Mr Bethany tossed the hugger-mugger of pamphlets across the table.
THE RETURNWALTER DE LA MARE
Hull was basically an Earth-hugger, and free fall did nothing to keep him calm.
HANGING BY A THREADGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HUGGER-MUGGER

  • clandestine
  • covert
  • hugger-mugger
  • hush-hush
  • intriguing
  • mysterious
  • quiet
  • secret
  • sly
  • sneaky
  • stealthy
  • surreptitious
  • undercover
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.