confidentially


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con·fi·den·tial

 (kŏn′fĭ-dĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Done or communicated in confidence; secret.
2. Entrusted with the confidence of another: a confidential secretary.
3. Denoting confidence or intimacy: a confidential tone of voice.
4. Containing information, the unauthorized disclosure of which poses a threat to national security.

con′fi·den′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē), con′fi·den′tial·ness n.
con′fi·den′tial·ly adv.
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Adv.1.confidentially - in a confidential manner; "spoke to him intimately and confidentially"

confidentially

adverb in secret, privately, personally, behind closed doors, in confidence, in camera, between ourselves, sub rosa Confidentially, I am not sure they knew what was happening.
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confidentially

[ˌkɒnfɪˈdənʃəlɪ] ADVconfidencialmente, en confianza

confidentially

[ˌkɒnfɪˈdɛnʃəli] adv
(= secretly) → confidentiellement
to be treated confidentially [information] → rester confidentiel(le)
(= quietly) [say, speak] → sur un ton confidentiel

confidentially

confidentially

[ˌkɒnfɪˈdɛnʃəlɪ] advin confidenza

confide

(kənˈfaid) verb
to tell one's private thoughts to someone. He confided in his brother; He confided his fears to his brother.
confidence (ˈkonfidəns) noun
1. trust or belief in someone's ability. I have great confidence in you.
2. belief and faith in one's own ability. She shows a great deal of confidence for her age.
confident (ˈkonfidənt) adjective
having a great deal of trust (especially in oneself). She is confident that she will win; a confident boy.
confidential (konfiˈdenʃəl) adjective
1. secret; not to be told to others. confidential information.
2. trusted to keep secrets. a confidential secretary.
confidentiality (ˈkonfidenʃiˈӕləti) noun
ˌconfiˈdentially adverb
secretly; not wishing to have the information passed on to anyone else. She could not tell me what he said – he was speaking confidentially.
conˈfiding adjective
trustful.
conˈfidingly adverb
in confidence
as a secret; confidentially. He told me the story in (strictest) confidence.
References in classic literature ?
Really, now, Christie," said Jessie confidentially, when they were alone, and Christie had begun to unpack her trunk, and to mechanically put her things away, "they're not so bad.
Should any unwarrantably pert young Leviathan coming that way, presume to draw confidentially close to one of the ladies, with what prodigious fury the
Merrylegs was a good deal put out at being "mauled about," as he said, "by a boy who knew nothing;" but toward the end of the second week he told me confidentially that he thought the boy would turn out well.
This speech was addressed to Tom quite confidentially, as if it was something that would be specially interesting to him.
If anything breaks about the car you are in, and a station-master proposes to pack you and your agent into a compartment with strangers, the courier reveals to him confidentially that you are a French duke born deaf and dumb, and the official comes and makes affable signs that he has ordered a choice car to be added to the train for you.
We are not selling for our own benefit," said Rebecca confidentially.
She now felt it due to that friendship to explain confidentially the motive which had induced her to leave home with her husband.
Stryver, leaning his arms confidentially on the desk: whereupon, although it was a large double one, there appeared to be not half desk enough for him: "I am going to make an offer of myself in marriage to your agreeable little friend, Miss Manette, Mr.
Here she approached him confidentially, and whispered: "The family were again' you, sir, and she knew it.
He notified the Western Union confidentially, of course, that its case could not be proven, and that "Bell was the original inventor of the telephone.
After reaching the age of sixty--the period at which women allow themselves to make confessions--she said confidentially to Madame du Coudrai, that she had never been able to endure the idea of dying an old maid.
He murmured this confidentially, so that none of the men at the falls should overhear, and I was shocked.