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Definitions and Synonyms of overt | Another word for overt | What is overt?

Definition 1: open and observable; not secret or hidden - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where overt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an overt lie
  • overt hostility
  • overt intelligence gathering
  • open ballots

Synonyms for overt in the sense of this definition

(overt is similar to ...) with no effort to conceal

"a barefaced lie"

(overt is similar to ...) devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure

"naked ambition" "raw fury" "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"

(overt is similar to ...) plain to see

"undisguised curiosity"

(overt is similar to ...) obvious to the eye

"a visible change of expression"

(means also ...) precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication

"explicit instructions" "she made her wishes explicit" "explicit sexual scenes"

(means also ...) not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole

"the public good" "public libraries" "public funds" "public parks" "a public scandal" "public gardens" "performers and members of royal families are public figures"

(means also ...) not concealed or hidden

"her unconcealed hostility poisoned the atmosphere" "watched with unconcealed curiosity"

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