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Hush-hush   /həʃ-həʃ/   Listen

Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods.  Synonyms: clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground.  "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"

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"Hush-hush" Quotes from Famous Books

... going, and speculated for his own amusement on who they might be, and their business in the building. Speculation was idle, of course. Take Tom Dodd. No one, without inside knowledge, would suspect that he was a federal agent engaged in guarding a hush-hush project on the fourth floor. Or Dr. Marks. Who would suspect that he carried a vital secret? Or, more accurately, that he ...
— The Electronic Mind Reader • John Blaine

Words linked to "Hush-hush" :   cloak-and-dagger, covert

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