- concealed; obscure; covert: hidden meaning; hidden hostility.
- past participle of hide1.
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1. secret, veiled; occult.
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Examples from the Web for hiddenness
The eyes take in that hiddenness in a way the mind alone never could.Ad Reinhardt Hides His Tracks
December 3, 2013
The gifts she needed from the Holy Ghost were those of hiddenness, patience, humility, conformity to God's will.Mater Christi
Mother St. Paul
- a past participle of hide 1
- concealed or obscureda hidden cave; a hidden meaning
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Word Origin and History for hiddenness
past participle of hide (v.1); a Middle English formation (Old English had gehydd "hidden") on the model of ride/ridden, etc. Hidden persuaders (1957) was Vance Packard's term for "ad men."
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