hugger-muggery

hugger-muggery
\\-g(ə)rē, -ri\ noun (-es)

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/hug"euhr mug'euh ree/, n., pl. hugger-mugger-ies.
hugger-mugger (defs. 1, 2).
[HUGGER-MUGGER + -Y3]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hugger-muggery — /hug euhr mug euh ree/, n., pl. hugger mugger ies. hugger mugger (defs. 1, 2). [HUGGER MUGGER + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • hugger mugger — Synonyms and related words: airtight secrecy, all over, all over hell, anarchic, arsy varsy, ass backwards, back door, backstairs, balled up, black out, bollixed up, by stealth, censor, chaotic, clandestine, close secrecy, closeness, concealment …   Moby Thesaurus

  • closeness — Synonyms and related words: THI, accord, accordance, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agreement, airlessness, airtight secrecy, alikeness, alliance, analogy, aping, approach, approximation, assemblage, assimilation, association …   Moby Thesaurus

  • concealment — Synonyms and related words: abri, air raid shelter, airtight secrecy, asylum, bolt hole, bomb shelter, bombproof, bunker, cache, cave, close secrecy, closeness, corner, cover, covert, coverture, cranny, crypticness, cubby, cubbyhole, cyclone… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • discretion — Synonyms and related words: airtight secrecy, aloofness, alternate choice, alternative, animus, anticipation, appetence, appetency, appetite, backwardness, bashfulness, blankness, calculation, canniness, care, careful consideration, carefulness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • evasion — Synonyms and related words: abstention, airtight secrecy, anythingarianism, artifice, avoidance, avoiding reaction, bickering, boggling, break, breakout, buck passing, captiousness, caviling, chicane, chicanery, circumvention, close secrecy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hush — Synonyms and related words: allay, appease, assibilate, assibilation, awful silence, black out, buzz, calm, calm down, censor, choke, choke off, compose, conceal, cool, cover up, cradle, dead, dead of night, deathlike silence, dulcify, dumbfound …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hush hush — Synonyms and related words: arcane, cabalistic, censored, clandestine, classified, close, closed, concealed, covert, cryptic, dark, enigmatic, esoteric, hermetic, hidden, hugger mugger, hugger muggery, hush, latent, mysterious, occult, restricted …   Moby Thesaurus

  • secrecy — Synonyms and related words: Jim Crow, apartheid, apartness, burial, burying, censorship, clandestineness, clouding, concealedness, concealment, confidentiality, confidentially, covering, covering up, covertly, covertness, darkening, deception,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • silence — Synonyms and related words: answer, answer conclusively, argue down, asphyxiate, ataraxia, ataraxy, blow to pieces, blow up, blunt, bottle up, brain, brevity, briefness, bring down, brusqueness, burn to death, calm, calmness, censor, choke, choke …   Moby Thesaurus

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