- bearing the classification confidential, usually being above restricted and below secret.
- limited to persons authorized to use information, documents, etc., so classified.Compare classification(def 5).
- confidence limits,
- confidence man,
- confidence trick,
- confidential communication,
Origin of confidential
Examples from the Web for confidential
The provision of confidential details to the IG does not mean that they will be publicly released.
Now the Supreme Leader has thrown the confidential details out into the open and marked his line in the sand.
But L.A. Confidential was important for temporarily resuscitating film noir.
There was a question period and someone asked, “We hear L.A. Confidential is going to be made into a movie.”
The guy in L.A. Confidential is very repressed and conservative.
What I have to do as the confidential agent of another, I do.Great Expectations|Charles Dickens
As the Bascha's engineer and confidential adviser, Mr Werne was compelled to direct this work.
He says he 'll send off a confidential messenger at once to Garibaldi's camp with a letter for Tony.Tony Butler|Charles James Lever
The most confidential ministers dared not assume any familiarity with the President.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XI|John Lord
Meanwhile, let me impress upon you that I particularly wish this meeting to be considered a confidential one.Haviland's Chum|Bertram Mitford