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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.secretively - in a secretive manner; with a preference for secrecy; "the teacher raised a hand to him, slightly and secretively, because he was her favorite"
Translations
بِكِتْمان
rezervovaně
hemmelighedsfuldt
titokzatoskodóan
laumulega
rezervovane
gizlilik içindesır vermeden

secretively

[ˈsiːkrətɪvlɪ] ADV
1. (= furtively) [behave, smile] → con mucho secreto
2. (= in secret) → a escondidas

secretively

[ˈsiːkrɪtɪvli] adven cachette

secretively

advgeheimnisvoll; (= in secret)heimlich; to behave secretivelygeheimnistuerisch sein

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.
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After a while, she secretively whispered in my ear, 'Dad, why are there so many Chinese in this place?' Laughing inside, I told her, 'Hija, this is their country.
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Like it or not he openly and secretively declared and presumed to be the ultimate choice to be the boss.