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conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand; as, a clandestine marriage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.]
Song lyrics by clandestine -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by clandestine on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of clandestine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of clandestine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There's lots of development on social media. It's clandestine, guerrilla comedy.
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.
Images & Illustrations of clandestine
Translations for clandestine
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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
Get even more translations for clandestine »
Find a translation for the clandestine definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these clandestine definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"clandestine." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 22 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/clandestine>.