veiled

  • 1 veiled — [veıld] adj a veiled threat, warning, attack, reference etc is expressed so that its exact meaning is hidden or unclear ▪ His speech is being seen as a veiled attack on asylum seekers. ▪ I m impressed, said Greg, with thinly veiled (=only… …

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  • 2 veiled — [ veıld ] adjective 1. ) a veiled threat, attack, or warning is not direct but is easily understood: a veiled criticism of the royal family thinly veiled (=very easily understood): a thinly veiled threat of retaliation 2. ) covered with a veil …

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  • 3 Veiled — Veiled, a. Covered by, or as by, a veil; hidden. Words used to convey a veiled meaning. Earle. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 veiled — [vāld] adj. 1. wearing a veil 2. covered with or as with a veil 3. concealed, hidden, disguised, obscured, etc. 4. not openly expressed [a veiled threat] …

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  • 5 veiled — index allusive, clandestine, covert, enigmatic, equivocal, esoteric, furtive, hidden, impalpable …

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  • 6 veiled — [adj] disguised camouflaged, cloaked, concealed, covered, hidden, hooded, invisible, masked, screened, secret, shielded, shrouded, undercover, unexposed, unrecognizable, unrevealed; concepts 547,576,619 …

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  • 7 veiled — adjective 1. having or as if having a veil or concealing cover (Freq. 3) a veiled dancer a veiled hat veiled threats veiled insults • Ant: ↑unveiled 2. muted or unclear …

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  • 8 veiled — veiledly /vay lid lee/, adv. /vayld/, adj. 1. having a veil: a veiled hat. 2. covered or concealed by, or as if by, a veil: a veiled woman. 3. not openly or directly expressed; masked; disguised; hidden; obscure: a veiled threat. 4. lacking… …

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  • 9 veiled — [[t]ve͟ɪld[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: ADJ n A veiled comment is expressed in a disguised form rather than directly and openly. He made only a veiled reference to international concerns over human rights issues... This last clause is a thinly veiled… …

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  • 10 veiled — UK [veɪld] / US adjective 1) a veiled threat, attack, or warning is not direct but is easily understood a veiled criticism of the royal family thinly veiled (= very easily understood): a thinly veiled threat of retaliation 2) covered with a veil …

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  • 11 Veiled — Veil Veil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Veiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Veiling}.] [Cf. OF. veler, F. voiler, L. velarc. See {Veil}, n.] [Written also {vail}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil. [1913 Webster] Her face was veiled;… …

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  • 12 Veiled — Infobox Album Name = Veiled Type = Album Artist = Leah Andreone Released = August 27 1996 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 46:20 Label = RCA Producer = Rick Neigher Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg token …

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  • 13 veiled — adjective veiled criticism/threats/hints etc criticisms, threats etc that are hidden because you do not say directly what you think or mean: thinly veiled (=only slightly hidden): thinly veiled threats of retaliation …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 veiled — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. having or wearing a veil or a concealing cover < a veiled hat > b. characterized by a softening tonal distortion 2. obscured as if by a veil ; disguised < veiled threats > …

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  • 15 veiled — un·veiled; veiled; …

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  • 16 veiled — adjective Hidden, such as by a veil. His veiled threat was terrifying …

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  • 17 veiled — adj. Veiled is used with these nouns: ↑accusation, ↑allusion, ↑hostility, ↑insinuation, ↑reference, ↑threat, ↑warning …

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  • 18 veiled — adjective veiled threats Syn: disguised, camouflaged, masked, covert, hidden, concealed, suppressed, underlying, implicit, implied, indirect Ant: overt …

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  • 19 veiled — [veɪld] adj 1) a veiled threat, attack, or warning is not direct but is easily understood 2) covered with a veil …

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  • 20 veiled — [[t]veɪld[/t]] adj. 1) having or wearing a veil 2) not openly or directly revealed or expressed: a veiled threat[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95 …

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