hidden

[hid-n]

adjective

concealed; obscure; covert: hidden meaning; hidden hostility.

verb

past participle of hide1.

Related formshid·den·ly, adverbhid·den·ness, nounhalf-hid·den, adjectiveun·hid·den, adjectivewell-hid·den, adjective

Synonyms for hidden

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Related Words for hiddenness

reticence, concealment, confidentiality, clandestinity

Examples from the Web for hiddenness

Contemporary Examples of hiddenness

Historical Examples of hiddenness

  • The gifts she needed from the Holy Ghost were those of hiddenness, patience, humility, conformity to God's will.

    Mater Christi

    Mother St. Paul


British Dictionary definitions for hiddenness

hidden

verb

a past participle of hide 1

adjective

concealed or obscureda hidden cave; a hidden meaning
Derived Formshiddenly, adverbhiddenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hiddenness
n.

late 14c., from hidden + -ness.

hidden

adj.

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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