Definition of clandestine in English:

clandestine

Syllabification: clan·des·tine
Pronunciation: /klanˈdestən, -ˌtīn, -ˌtēn, ˈklandəs-
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

clandestinely

adverb
More example sentences
  • If procedures are outlawed they will almost certainly be available clandestinely to those who can pay.
  • Mandela's autobiography came out originally in 1994, although he started writing it clandestinely in 1974 during his imprisonment.
  • For years she'd been clandestinely dating Jean.

clandestinity

Pronunciation: /ˌklandesˈtinitē/
noun
More example sentences
  • Even the most discrete of armadas might alter their plans and give hint to some clandestinity on our part.
  • These leaders have spent all their adult lives in the cocoon of isolation and paranoia that clandestinity generates.
  • ‘My client appreciates clandestinity,’ the dealer said.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French clandestin or Latin clandestinus, from clam 'secretly'.

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