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Secrets and secretiveness - thesaurus

Synonyms

secret

noun

a piece of information that is known by only a small number of people, and is deliberately not told to other people

confidentiality

noun

a situation in which important information must be kept secret

stealth

noun

a quiet and secret way of behaving so that no one sees or hears you

conspiracy of silence

noun

an agreement between people to keep secret facts that should be publicly known

secrecy

noun

a situation in which you keep something secret, or the process of keeping something secret

confidence

noun

a secret that you tell someone

hidden agenda

noun

a secret reason for doing something, because you will get an advantage from it

a well-kept secret

something that some people know about but do not share with everyone

past

noun

an earlier part of someone’s life that they keep secret because other people would not approve of it

agenda

noun

a plan or aim that is kept secret

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an ace up your sleeve

a secret or hidden advantage that you can use when you need it

anonymity

noun

a situation in which the name of a person who does something such as write a book or give information is not known or is kept secret

dirt

noun

informal information about someone that could damage their reputation if people knew about it

double life

noun

a completely separate way of life that you have some of the time and keep secret from other people

intimacy

noun

something personal or private that you say or do

open secret

noun

something that should be secret but is not because a lot of people know about it

privacy

noun

the freedom to do things without other people watching you or knowing what you are doing

purdah

noun

British a time when a politician or other important person does not appear in public while working on matters that they want to keep secret

skeleton in the cupboard/closet

an embarrassing secret about your past that you do not want anyone to know

state secret

noun

information that a government decides must be kept secret

state secret

noun

informal something that is very secret

tip

noun

a piece of special or secret information

tip-off

noun

informal a warning or secret information that you give to someone

trade secret

noun

information that is known only by people within a particular company or industry

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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