What is the opposite of patent?

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Adjective
Opposite of easily recognizable
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Opposite of not open to question or debate
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Opposite of able to be seen
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Opposite of characteristic of a particular person or thing
“The team is expecting every player to possess some general skills as a baseline requirement.”
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Opposite of conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
“No monk was infallible and it was recognized that everyone would at some point commit a minor transgression.”
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Opposite of nothing less than
“He experienced limited joy when she gave him a smile, but was eventually disappointed when she turned around to hug her partner.”
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Opposite of needing very little effort
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“The climb was difficult, for there was only a narrow pathway between and around rugged rock outcroppings.”
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(of a person) Opposite of stating something in a direct and unambiguous manner
“The film makes an implicit statement about our schizophrenic, debt-driven economy.”
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Opposite of able to be relied on or trusted
“What a pity that Ms. Evans' information comes from such an unreliable source.”
Adjective
Opposite of possible to be treated as fact
“During our second drink, I sketch imaginary facts about an imaginary life.”
Adjective
Opposite of done, perceived, or existing in open view
“The President called and said that he wanted to speak to me about a secret matter.”
Noun
Opposite of a government authority or licence conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention
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Opposite of exclusive control over the trade or production of a commodity or service through exclusive possession
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Opposite of a formal document granting or demanding certain rights or liberties
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