clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground(adj)
conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
"clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"
Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
Not recognized as a regular member.
Origin: From clandestin, derived from clandestinus.
conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand; as, a clandestine marriage
Clandestine is the second album by Scandinavian death metal band Entombed. It was released on November 12, 1991, in Europe, and on February 11, 1992, in North America. It helped establish a distinctively Swedish sound in the death metal genre, while being more accessible—and heavier relying on Entombed's epic, gloomy vibe—than its predecessor, the debut Left Hand Path.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klan-des′tin, adj. concealed or hidden: private: sly.—adv. Clandes′tinely. [L. clandestinus—clam, secretly.]
The numerical value of clandestine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of clandestine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That would be intelligence gathering, not clandestine activity, even that would take at least 30 years.
It's a huge problem. Understanding the true scope of the activity is inherently difficult because it's clandestine.
I cannot watch things like 'State of Affairs' and 'Homeland,' because after having run real black and clandestine ops, the Hollywood representation is just too ridiculous.
My brother was in Italy after a clandestine journey five years ago after leaving from Chebba. He was in Mazara in Italy before he was deported from Lyon in France after two years there.
I chose and I have chosen to stay and to make them play their hand, and whatever that brings on me that brings, i feel that it is absolutely essential for the cause of liberty to have these clandestine operations to control public officials exposed. So I refuse to leave quietly and have decided that these efforts really need to come out.
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- нелегален, таенBulgarian
- utajený, utajovanýCzech
- heimlich, geheim, klammheimlichGerman
- μυστικός, κρυφός, λαθραίοςGreek
- 秘密, 不法Japanese
- dizîkî, nepenî, nehênîKurdish
- clandestien, heimelijk, geheimDutch
- tajny, ukryty, pokątny, konspiracyjnyPolish
- секретный, тайный, подпольный, нелегальныйRussian
- tajan, skrivenSerbo-Croatian
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