Word – Clandestine
Clandestine – Word of the Day
(verb): secret or covert; Actions that involve secrecy maintained for evil or illicit purposes.
The word ‘Clandestine’ originated from the Latin word, ‘Clandestinus,’ which comes from the word ‘Clam’ that means ‘secretly.’ Clandestine is used or applied to actions that involve maintaining secrecy for an illicit purpose. The middle French people as a synonym of covert and secret.
1. Adjective examples – Clandestine:
- She was offered a hefty sum of money as the job seemed to be clandestine in nature.
- The gang met at a secluded and clandestine spot to plan the robbery.
- Many people live in a clandestine manner across the borders without any national documents.
- Raj went on a clandestine trip to do things that he was not allowed to do.
- The teacher warned the students that their clandestine actions would land them in trouble.
2. Noun examples – Clandestineness/ Clandestinity:
- The clandestineness in his business made people doubt its reliability.
- It is complicated to maintain clandestineness with so many people surrounding you.
- Rose had told her kids that doing things in clandestineness will land them in problems.
- People who do their work in clandestinity will often feel the guilt within themselves.
- The hospital could not afford to maintain the clandestinity of its patients.
3. Adverb examples – Clandestinely:
- It was a funny moment when my little brother clandestinely took out the money from the kitchen mat.
- The mob wanted more people to join the protest clandestinely, as they didn’t want to get caught.
- As she was fond of him, she clandestinely helped him to rob her house.
- The smugglers clandestinely sold the timber woods.
- Rahul clandestinely passed on the confidential information to his colleague as he trusted him so much.