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

1 sense of hugger-mugger

Sense 1
hugger-mugger -- (a state of confusion; "he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance")
       => confusion -- (disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hugger_mugger

1 sense of hugger mugger

Sense 1
hugger mugger -- (act stealthily or secretively)
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

Antonyms of adj hugger_mugger

2 senses of hugger-mugger

Sense 1
disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, topsy-turvy -- (in utter disorder; "a disorderly pile of clothes")

INDIRECT (VIA untidy) -> tidy -- (marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind")

Sense 2
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")

INDIRECT (VIA covert) -> overt, open -- (open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots")

Similarity of adj hugger_mugger

2 senses of hugger-mugger

Sense 1
disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, topsy-turvy -- (in utter disorder; "a disorderly pile of clothes")
       => untidy (vs. tidy) -- (not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money")

Sense 2
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")
       => 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")

Synonyms of adv hugger_mugger

1 sense of hugger-mugger

Sense 1
hugger-mugger -- (in secrecy; "they did it all hugger-mugger")

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