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1. approval

noun. ['əˈpruːvəl'] the formal act of approving.

Synonyms

  • espousal
  • backup
  • reinforcement
  • acceptation
  • support
  • reward
  • patronage
  • championship
  • acceptance
  • approving
  • blessing
  • backing
  • adoption
  • admiration

Antonyms

  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • debit
  • cash

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • approve (English)

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  • disapproval
  • removal
  • yuval
  • nouvel

2. approval

noun. ['əˈpruːvəl'] a feeling of liking something or someone good.

Synonyms

  • approbation
  • favour
  • favor

Antonyms

  • dislike
  • boo
  • inelegance
  • acknowledged

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • approve (English)

3. approval

noun. ['əˈpruːvəl'] acceptance as satisfactory.

Synonyms

  • appro
  • acceptance
  • favourable reception

Antonyms

  • unacknowledged
  • disagreement
  • forbid
  • criminalize

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • approve (English)

4. approval

noun. ['əˈpruːvəl'] a message expressing a favorable opinion.

Synonyms

  • subject matter
  • acclamation
  • sanction
  • imprimatur
  • permission
  • acclaim
  • testimonial
  • clapping
  • plaudits
  • secret approval
  • plaudit
  • eclat
  • extolment
  • recognition
  • warrant
  • tacit consent
  • applause
  • endorsement
  • countenance
  • hand clapping
  • congratulations
  • encouragement
  • substance
  • cheer
  • message
  • content
  • approbation
  • praise
  • tribute
  • connivance
  • commendation
  • kudos
  • indorsement

Antonyms

  • discouragement
  • disapprobation
  • nonpayment
  • disapprove

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • approve (English)

5. secret

adjective. ['ˈsiːkrət, ˈsiːkrɪt'] not open or public; kept private or not revealed.

Antonyms

  • impersonal

Etymology

  • secrette (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • secret (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. secret

noun. ['ˈsiːkrət, ˈsiːkrɪt'] something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on).

Synonyms

  • trade secret
  • info
  • information
  • confidence

Antonyms

  • open
  • undisguised
  • unrestricted
  • state-supported

Etymology

  • secrette (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • secret (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. secret

adjective. ['ˈsiːkrət, ˈsiːkrɪt'] conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods.

Synonyms

  • undercover
  • underground
  • hole-and-corner
  • cloak-and-dagger
  • hugger-mugger
  • hush-hush
  • covert
  • surreptitious

Antonyms

  • visible
  • explicit
  • unprotected
  • stay

Etymology

  • secrette (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • secret (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. secret

adjective. ['ˈsiːkrət, ˈsiːkrɪt'] not openly made known.

Synonyms

  • unavowed

Antonyms

  • confine
  • categoreme

Etymology

  • secrette (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • secret (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. secret

adjective. ['ˈsiːkrət, ˈsiːkrɪt'] not expressed.

Synonyms

  • private

Antonyms

  • significant
  • tidy

Etymology

  • secrette (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • secret (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. secret

adjective. ['ˈsiːkrət, ˈsiːkrɪt'] communicated covertly.

Antonyms

  • certain

Etymology

  • secrette (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • secret (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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