SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object) to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight: He concealed the gun under his coat. to keep secret; to prevent or avoid disclosing or divulging: to conceal one's identity by using a false name. Origin of conceal 1275–1325; Middle English conselen, concelen
to hide (akin to
Related forms con·ceal·a·ble, adjective con·ceal·a·bil·i·ty, noun con·ceal·ed·ly, adverb con·ceal·ed·ness, noun con·ceal·er, noun half-con·cealed, adjective half-con·ceal·ing, adjective pre·con·ceal, verb (used with object) re·con·ceal, verb (used with object) sem·i·con·cealed, adjective sub·con·cealed, adjective un·con·cealed, adjective un·con·ceal·ing, adjective un·con·ceal·ing·ly, adverb well-con·cealed, adjective
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Related Words for unconcealed aboveboard
revealed Examples from the Web for unconcealed Historical Examples of unconcealed
Blanche's friend regarded him with
unconcealed and flattering approval.
Philo Gubb stared at his visitor with
A mob of women gazed up at him and its one expression was
Dancing now regarded the operator with
She seemed all innocently unaware of his
unconcealed disgust. British Dictionary definitions for unconcealed adjective (of feelings, attitudes, etc) not hidden or concealed; open verb (tr) to keep from discovery; hide to keep secret Derived Forms concealable, adjective concealer, noun concealment, noun Word Origin for conceal
C14: from Old French
conceler, from Latin concēlāre, from com- (intensive) + cēlāre to hide
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Word Origin and History for unconcealed v.
concelen, from Old French conceler "to hide, conceal, dissimulate," from Latin concelare "to hide," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + celare "to hide," from PIE root *kel- "to hide" (see cell). Replaced Old English deagan. Related: Concealed; concealing.
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