Overt and Private


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Overt adjective – Open and observable; not secret or hidden.
Private is an antonym for overt in obvious topic.
Nearby Word: overtly
Antonyms for Overt


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Private adjective – Undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others.
Usage example: a private investigation of the organization's activities

Overt is an antonym for private.
Nearby Words: privation, privately, privacy, privative, privateer
Antonyms for Private
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action overt action private action
actions overt actions private actions
message overt message private message

Both words in one sentence

  • Downton Abbey: "Upstairs" meals are often the scene of some dramatic event or other—generally understated when guests are there, but Robert's private breakfasts with his daughters can involve a bit of overt shock (and they do much to shock him).
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Private and Overt. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 22, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/overt/private
Overt & Private. N.p., 2016. Web. 22 Jan. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/overt/private>.
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