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Definition of "secretive" []

  • Having or marked by an inclination to secrecy; not open, forthright, or frank. See Synonyms at silent. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "secretive" in a sentence
  • "The congressman from Zulia state criticized what he called the "secretive" nature of the president's deliberation over the measure."
  • "For weeks, leading Democrats have castigated pro-Republican special interest groups involved in the current election campaign for what they describe as secretive fundraising practices."
  • "Oh well, so much said about that and yet I remain secretive about the specifics."