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Synonyms for hugger-mugger

Noun

1. hugger-mugger, confusion
usage: a state of confusion; "he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance"

Verb

1. hugger mugger, act, behave, do
usage: act stealthily or secretively

Adjective

1. disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, topsy-turvy, untidy (vs. tidy)
usage: in utter disorder; "a disorderly pile of clothes"
2. clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(prenominal), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground, covert (vs. overt)
usage: conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"

Adverb

1. hugger-mugger
usage: in secrecy; "they did it all hugger-mugger"
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