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klænˈdɛs tɪnclan·des·tine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. clandestine(Adjective)

    Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.

    Etymology: From clandestin, derived from clandestinus.

  2. clandestine(Adjective)

    Not recognized as a regular member.

    Etymology: From clandestin, derived from clandestinus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clandestine(adj)

    conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand; as, a clandestine marriage


  1. Clandestine

    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

  1. Clandestine

    klan-des′tin, adj. concealed or hidden: private: sly.—adv. Clandes′tinely. [L. clandestinusclam, secretly.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clandestine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clandestine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of clandestine in a Sentence

  1. Nourredine Mahjoub:

    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.

  2. Inspector General Setyo Wasisto:

    They( bootleggers and their distributors) are part of a close knit community. Sometimes, when police come to check on a tip they have already put the bootleg alcohol away. They know who their customers are when they come. It's much like a clandestine narcotics network, in the past, bootleg alcohol was found to be a mixture of alcohol and energy drinks. Some are a mix of pure alcohol, carbonated drinks and an ingredient used in anti-mosquito repellent.

  3. Shiraz Maher:

    There was this whole subculture that these guys were buying into: a macho world of clandestine behavior beyond social norms, a lot of the appeal to these people was based on masculinity and bravado rather than something ideological or religious.

  4. Saad Haroon:

    There's lots of development on social media. It's clandestine, guerrilla comedy.

  5. Eddie West:

    It's a huge problem. Understanding the true scope of the activity is inherently difficult because it's clandestine.

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