Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun covert

2 senses of covert

Sense 1
covert -- (a flock of coots)
       => flock -- (a group of birds)

Sense 2
screen, cover, covert, concealment -- (a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background")
       => covering -- (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

Antonyms of adj covert

2 senses of covert

Sense 1
covert (vs. overt) -- (secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels")

overt (vs. covert), open -- (open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots")
        => bald, barefaced -- (with no effort to conceal; "a barefaced lie")
        => naked, raw -- (devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; "naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power")
        => undisguised -- (plain to see; "undisguised curiosity")
        => visible -- (obvious to the eye; "a visible change of expression")

Sense 2
covert -- ((of a wife) being under the protection of her husband; "a woman covert")

INDIRECT (VIA protected) -> unprotected -- (lacking protection or defense)

Similarity of adj covert

2 senses of covert

Sense 1
covert (vs. overt) -- (secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels")
       => backstair, backstairs, furtive -- (secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior")
       => black -- ((of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda")
       => clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner (prenominal), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground -- (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")
       => secret -- (indulging only covertly; "a secret alcoholic")
       => collusive, conniving -- (acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end)
       => cloaked, disguised, masked -- (having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading; "hidden agenda"; "masked threat")
       => secret -- (communicated covertly; "their secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages")
       => sub-rosa, under-the-table, behind-the-scenes -- (designed and carried out secretly or confidentially; "a sub-rosa report"; "has their under-the-table backing")
       => subterranean, subterraneous, ulterior -- (lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed); "subterranean motives for murder"; "looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell)
       => under wraps (predicate) -- (kept secret; "the plan was kept carefully under wraps")
       => undisclosed, unrevealed -- (not made known)
          Also See-> implicit#1, inexplicit#1; invisible#1, unseeable#1; concealed#2

Sense 2
covert -- ((of a wife) being under the protection of her husband; "a woman covert")
       => protected (vs. unprotected) -- (kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find")

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