secretly

Definitions of secretly
  1. adverb
    in secrecy; not openly
    “met secretly to discuss the invasion plans”
    “the children secretly went to the movies when they were supposed to be at the library”
    synonyms: in secret, on the Q.T., on the QT
  2. adverb
    not openly; inwardly
    “they were secretly delighted at his embarrassment”
    “hoped secretly she would change her mind”
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