secretive

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[ see-kri-tiv, si-kree- ]
/ ˈsi krɪ tɪv, sɪˈkri- /

adjective

having or showing a disposition to secrecy; reticent: He seems secretive about his new job.

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Origin of secretive

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1425–75; late Middle English; back formation from secretiveness (itself modeled on French secrétivité). See secret, -ive

SYNONYMS FOR secretive

OTHER WORDS FROM secretive

se·cre·tive·ly, adverbse·cre·tive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for secretively

secretive
/ (ˈsiːkrɪtɪv, sɪˈkriːtɪv) /

adjective

inclined to secrecy; reticent
another word for secretory

Derived forms of secretive

secretively, adverbsecretiveness, noun
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