What is another word for overt?

Pronunciation: [ə͡ʊvˈɜːt] (IPA)

Overt, meaning open and obvious, has a number of synonyms that can be used depending on context. Some possibilities include: transparent, blatant, conspicuous, evident, plain, apparent, visible, clear, manifest, and explicit. These words can be used to describe actions, attitudes, or even threats that are made obvious and clear. For example, a blatant lie might be an overt attempt to deceive someone, while a transparent business deal might be an overt attempt to be fair. The right synonym will depend on the specifics of the situation, but can help convey the nuances of an overt action or attitude.

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What are the opposite words for overt?

Overt is a word that means open or obvious in meaning, expression or behavior. Its antonym would be covert, which is the opposite of overt, meaning concealed, hidden or secretive in nature. Other antonyms of overt are indirect, subtle, ambiguous, or faint. These words describe actions that are not straightforward, purposefully unclear or made to be hard to detect. They can be used to intentionally mislead, confuse, or conceal something. For instance, a subtle gesture can express something that is not openly stated, an ambiguous statement can have multiple interpretations, while a covert action can be used to secretly obtain information or achieve a hidden agenda.

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Usage examples for Overt

It was something else, and time the E's found it out, for them to make any overt move to interfere with the police in their performance of duty.
"Eight Keys to Eden"
Mark Irvin Clifton
They crowded more closely together, their looks and attitude showing plainly that it was only by an effort they still restrained themselves from any overt act of violence.
"Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III) A Novel"
E. Werner
Fellows walked with chips on their shoulders as though each side were seeking to invite from the other some overt act of truce-breaking.
"The Tempering"
Charles Neville Buck

Famous quotes with Overt

  • The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic.
    Harold Bloom
  • Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
    Ralph Ellison
  • If monarchy is corrupting - and it is - wait till you see what overt empire does to us.
    Daniel Ellsberg
  • I can't go and shoot people in the back of the head because It's a kids' movie, which is actually quite a good test because you haven't got the overt threat of a knife in the face.
    Ralph Fiennes
  • To probe for unconscious determinants of behavior and then define a man in their terms exclusively, ignoring his overt behavior altogether, is a greater distortion than ignoring the unconscious completely.
    Willard Gaylin

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