secret

The Correct spelling is: secret

Common misspellings of the word secret are:

How do you spell secret?. It is not ecret or escret or sceret or scret or secert or secet or secre or secrt or secrte or sercet or even seret for that matter!

  • adj.
    1. Kept hidden from knowledge or view; concealed.
    2. Dependably discreet.
    3. Operating in a hidden or confidential manner: a secret agent.
    4. Not expressed; inward: their secret thoughts.
    5. Not frequented; secluded: wandered about the secret byways of Paris.
    6. Known or shared only by the initiated: secret rites.
    7. Beyond ordinary understanding; mysterious.
    8. Containing information, the unauthorized disclosure of which poses a grave threat to national security.
    n.
    1. Something kept hidden from others or known only to oneself or to a few.
    2. Something that remains beyond understanding or explanation; a mystery.
    3. A method or formula on which success is based: The secret of this dish is in the sauce.
    4. Secret A variable prayer said after the Offertory and before the Preface in the Mass.

    [Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sēcrētus, from past participle of sēcernere, to set aside : sē-, apart + cernere, to separate.]

    secretly se'cret·ly adv.

    SYNONYMS  secret, stealthy, covert, clandestine, furtive, surreptitious, underhand. These adjectives mean deliberately hidden from view or knowledge. Secret is the most general: a desk with a secret compartment; secret negotiations. Stealthy suggests quiet, cautious deceptiveness intended to escape notice: heard stealthy footsteps on the stairs. Covert describes something that is concealed or disguised: protested covert actions undertaken by the CIA. Clandestine implies stealth and secrecy for the concealment of an often illegal or improper purpose: clandestine intelligence operations. Furtive suggests the slyness, shiftiness, and evasiveness of a thief: a menacing and furtive look to his eye. Something surreptitious is stealthy, furtive, and often unseemly or unethical: the surreptitious mobilization of troops preparing for a sneak attack. Underhand implies unfairness, deceit, or slyness as well as secrecy: achieved success by underhand methods.


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