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hidden

[hid-n]
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adjective
  1. concealed; obscure; covert: hidden meaning; hidden hostility.
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verb
  1. past participle of hide1.
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Related formshid·den·ly, adverbhid·den·ness, nounhalf-hid·den, adjectiveun·hid·den, adjectivewell-hid·den, adjective

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Related Words

reticenceconcealmentconfidentialityhiddennessclandestinity

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  • 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
  1. a past participle of hide 1
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adjective
  1. concealed or obscureda hidden cave; a hidden meaning
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Derived Formshiddenly, adverbhiddenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hiddenness

n.

late 14c., from hidden + -ness.

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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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