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se·cre·tive

 (sē′krĭ-tĭv, sĭ-krē′tĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Having a tendency to keep one's thoughts or activities unknown to others: a secretive neighbor; secretive spy agencies.
b. Characterized by or done in secrecy: a secretive meeting; a secretive act.
2. Suggestive of the keeping of secrets: a secretive look; a secretive whisper.
3. Tending to remain concealed. Used of animals.

se′cre·tive·ly adv.
se′cre·tive·ness n.

secretive

(ˈsiːkrɪtɪv)
adj
inclined to secrecy; reticent
ˈsecretively adv
ˈsecretiveness n

se•cre•tive

(ˈsi krɪ tɪv, sɪˈkri-)

adj.
having or showing a disposition to secrecy.
se′cre•tive•ly, adv.
se′cre•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.secretive - inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

secretive

adjective reticent, reserved, withdrawn, close, deep, enigmatic, cryptic, cagey (informal), uncommunicative, unforthcoming, tight-lipped, playing your cards close to your chest, clamlike He was very secretive about his plans.
open, frank, forthcoming, candid, expansive, communicative, unreserved

secretive

adjective
Trickily secret:
Translations
كَتوم، يُبالِغ الكِتْمان
uzavřený
hemmelighedsfuld
laumulegur, pukurslegur
prikrivajoč
ağzı sıkısır saklayan

secretive

[ˈsiːkrətɪv] ADJ [person] → reservado, callado; [behaviour] → reservado; [organization] → hermético
to be secretive about sthser reservado con respecto a algo

secretive

[ˈsiːkrɪtɪv] adjsecret/ète
to be secretive about sth → être secret/ète sur qch
She's very secretive about money matters → Elle est très secrète sur les questions d'argent.

secretive

1
adj (Med) → sekretorisch

secretive

2
adj person (by nature) → verschlossen; (in action) → geheimnistuerisch; organizationverschwiegen, geheimnistuerisch; smile, behaviourgeheimnisvoll; to be secretive about somethingmit etw geheimnisvoll tun

secretive

[ˈsiːkrətɪv] adjriservato/a
to be secretive about sth → essere riservato/a a proposito di qc

secret

(ˈsiːkrit) adjective
hidden from, unknown to, or not told to, other people. a secret agreement; He kept his illness secret from everybody.
noun
1. something which is, or must be kept, secret. The date of their marriage is a secret; industrial secrets.
2. a hidden explanation. I wish I knew the secret of her success.
ˈsecrecy noun
the state of being or the act of keeping secret.
ˈsecretive (-tiv) adjective
inclined to conceal one's activities, thoughts etc. secretive behaviour.
ˈsecretively adverb
ˈsecretiveness noun
ˈsecretly adverb
in such a way that others do not know, see etc. He secretly copied the numbers down in his notebook.
secret agent
a spy.
secret police
a police force whose activities are kept secret and which is concerned mostly with political crimes.
in secret
secretly. This must all be done in secret.
keep a secret
not to tell (something secret) to anyone else. You can't trust her to keep a secret.
References in classic literature ?
They don't know a thing about business 'n' never did, and Mirandy's too secretive and contrairy to ask advice.
This arose because of his following a practice the opposite to the above; for the emperor is a secretive man--he does not communicate his designs to any one, nor does he receive opinions on them.
Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
He had supposed her to be asleep, and the sound of her voice had startled him, though she was given to abrupt explosions of speech after long intervals of secretive silence.
He has had the reputation of being a man of eccentric habits, secretive and retiring.
Under the influence of this feeling Sonya, whose life of dependence had taught her involuntarily to be secretive, having answered the countess in vague general terms, avoided talking with her and resolved to wait till she should see Nicholas, not in order to set him free but on the contrary at that meeting to bind him to her forever.
Her actions when thus engaged were furtive and secretive, like those of some nocturnal animal.
Hamilton Fynes," he remarked, "seems to have been what you might call a secretive sort of person.
As a soldier, he loathed all this secretive carnage; where were these extravagant amputations going to stop?
I could only tell him that it was in the nature of Raffles to be self-willed and secretive, but that no man of my acquaintance had half his audacity and determination; that I for my part would trust him through and through, and let him gang his own gait every time.
Dear man, he is very earnest, but very slow, and very averse to anything at all secretive.
However, just lately he's become really secretive, hiding his phone and deleting his search history on the laptop - and I'm becoming suspicious.