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[hid-n] /ˈhɪd n/
concealed; obscure; covert:
hidden meaning; hidden hostility.
past participle of hide1 .
Related forms
hiddenly, adverb
hiddenness, noun
half-hidden, adjective
unhidden, adjective
well-hidden, adjective
1. secret, veiled; occult. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Examples from the Web for unhidden
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  • The look he had then from Zoraida was one of utter loathing and at last of unhidden lust for his undoing.

    Daughter of the Sun Jackson Gregory
  • "Never was such a hell of a good eye, anyhow," he observed, and winked the unhidden eye in testimony of his wit.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • A score of eyes, going to him swiftly, studied him with unhidden curiosity.

    Wolf Breed Jackson Gregory
  • His right hand, frank and unhidden, rested upon the butt of the heavy-caliber revolver sagging from his belt.

    The Bells of San Juan Jackson Gregory
  • Gentle readers, the physic is always beneath the sugar, hidden or unhidden.

    Ralph the Heir Anthony Trollope
  • Turning my head with something like a sigh on my lips to Par-a-wau, I saw that his one unhidden eye was fixed steadily upon me.

    Buckskin Mose Buckskin Mose
  • Harry sprang into it, wild with unhidden grief, as one fresh from a death-bed.

    Young Blood E. W. Hornung
  • The ecclesiastical pathology declares that in this disease the devil is unhidden, while in all others he is concealed.

  • Her wide, soft gray hat was pushed back so that her face was unhidden.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • I should always prefer remaining the stone, unhidden, able to move and see about me.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for unhidden


a past participle of hide1
concealed or obscured: a hidden cave, a hidden meaning
Derived Forms
hiddenly, adverb
hiddenness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unhidden



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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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