- The state or quality of being clandestine.
- The synonymous form clandestinity is significantly more common.
Variant of clandestine
kept secret or hidden, esp. for some illicit purpose; surreptitious; furtive
Origin of clandestineFrench clandestin ; from Classical Latin clandestinus, secret, hidden ; from clam, secret ; from base of celare, to hide: see conceal