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English definition of “veiled”

veiled

adjective     /veɪld/
describes words or ways of behaving that are not direct or expressed clearly : a veiled reference / threat / warning a thinly veiled attack on his abilities as a leader Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuseDigressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of veiled adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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