secret - definition and synonyms


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  1. deliberately not told to other people, or kept hidden from other people

    The diary records her most secret thoughts and feelings.

    keep something secret:

    The Minister denied that the report was being kept secret.

    secret talks:

    Secret talks were held in the hope of settling the dispute.

    a secret location:

    They are now at a secret location agreed with social services.

    1. a.
      not known about by many people

      We love coming here because it’s like a secret garden.

    2. b.
      used for describing someone who does something in secret

      a secret lover

    3. c.
      informal deliberately not telling people things

      He can be the most secret man alive.