adverb see covert I

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  • Covertly — Cov ert*ly, adv. Secretly; in private; insidiously. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • covertly — [adv] clandestine, underhandedly by stealth, clandestinely, furtively, hush hush*, in camera, in holes and corners*, on the QT*, on the quiet, on the sly, privately, secretly, slyly, stealthily, sub rosa, surreptitiously, undercover, under wraps* …   New thesaurus

  • covertly — adv. Covertly is used with these verbs: ↑glance, ↑watch …   Collocations dictionary

  • covertly — covert ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not openly acknowledged or displayed. ► NOUN 1) a thicket in which game can hide. 2) a feather covering the base of a bird s main flight or tail feather. DERIVATIVES covertly adverb. ORIGIN Old French, covered …   English terms dictionary

  • covertly — adverb in a covert manner (Freq. 2) he did it covertly • Ant: ↑overtly • Derived from adjective: ↑covert …   Useful english dictionary

  • covertly — See covert. * * * …   Universalium

  • covertly — adverb In a covert manner, secretly …   Wiktionary

  • covertly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb In a secret way: clandestinely, huggermugger, secretly, sub rosa. Idioms: by stealth, on the sly, under cover..See SHOW …   English dictionary for students

  • covertly — adv. in secret …   English contemporary dictionary

  • covertly — co·vert·ly …   English syllables

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