Monday, June 29, 2009
clandestine adjective [klan-DES-tin] Characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, esp. for purposes of subversion or deception.
Definitions for clandestine
- Characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, esp. for purposes of subversion or deception.
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Citations for clandestine
One of the many shiny art panels at the back of the room is actually a clandestine two-way mirror (look carefully, the color is slightly different). Back in the day (perhaps now) it allowed managers to survey service and presentation, which are still impeccable.
I was commanded by Paramount's publicists -- the Legion of Women With Clipboards -- to come alone to an advance, clandestine screening of "Star Trek" a couple of weeks ago.
Origin of clandestine
Clandestine is from Latin clandestīnus, probably a blend of clam-de, secretly and intestīnus, internal.