Antonyms for secret

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : see-krit
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsi krɪt

Definition of secret

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Latin secretus "set apart, withdrawn; hidden, concealed, private," past participle of secernere "to set apart, part, divide; exclude," from se- "without, apart," properly "on one's own" (see se-) + cernere "separate" (see crisis).
  • As an adjective from late 14c., from French secret, adjective use of noun. Open secret is from 1828. Secret agent first recorded 1715; secret service is from 1737; secret weapon is from 1936.
  • adj hidden, unrevealed
  • adj underhand, clandestine
  • noun something kept hidden, unrevealed
Example sentences :
  • But I have a secret dread of the character and power of Alcibiades.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • It is on Mr. Haley's account that I prefer to keep it secret.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The secret of this crowning charm was, perhaps, that she was a new sensation.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • "I am going to tell you a secret," he said at last, in a shamefaced way.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • She saw her all the time while Connie was telling her the secret.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • She knew that in secret Mamma was glad; but she answered the reproof.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • Her pity for Beatrice gave her a secret pleasure and satisfaction.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • Scarcely was it safe, when the sexton buried the old man and his secret with him.
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • It were sin, thought I, that my secret should perish with me.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A tide of secret joy swept through him, as he realized his victory.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana

Synonyms for secret

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