confidential

[[t]kɒ̱nfɪde̱nʃ(ə)l[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED Information that is confidential is meant to be kept secret or private.

She accused them of leaking confidential information about her private life...

We'll take good care and keep what you've told us strictly confidential, Mr. Lane.

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confidentially ADV-GRADED ADV with v

People can phone in the knowledge that any information they give will be treated confidentially.

confidentiality [[t]kɒ̱nfɪdenʃiæ̱lɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

...the confidentiality of the client-solicitor relationship.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you talk to someone in a confidential way, you talk to them quietly because what you are saying is secret or private.

`Look,' he said in a confidential tone, `I want you to know that me and Joey are cops.'...

His face suddenly turned solemn, his voice confidential.

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confidentially ADV-GRADED ADV after v

Nash hadn't raised his voice, still spoke rather softly, confidentially.


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  • confidential — con·fi·den·tial /ˌkän fi den chəl/ adj 1: known or conveyed only to a limited number of people a confidential disclosure 2: marked by or indicative of intimacy, mutual trust, or willingness to confide esp. between parties one of whom is in a… …   Law dictionary

  • confidenţial — CONFIDENŢIÁL, Ă, confidenţiali, e, adj. Care se comunică în taină; secret. [pr.: ţi al] – Din fr. confidentiel. Trimis de Joseph, 23.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  CONFIDENŢIÁL adj. 1. v. secret. 2. intim, particular, (înv.) particularnic. (Scrisori… …   Dicționar Român

  • Confidential — Con fi*den tial, a. [Cf. F. confidentiel.] 1. Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk. [1913 Webster] 2. Communicated in confidence; secret. Confidential messages. Burke. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confidential — ► ADJECTIVE 1) intended to be kept secret. 2) entrusted with private information: a confidential secretary. DERIVATIVES confidentiality noun confidentially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • confidential — [kän΄fə den′shəl] adj. 1. told in confidence; imparted in secret 2. of or showing trust in another; confiding 3. entrusted with private or secret matters [a confidential agent] SYN. FAMILIAR confidentiality [kän΄fə den′shē al′ə tē] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • confidential — 1759, from L. confidentia (see CONFIDENCE (Cf. confidence)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Confidentiality; confidentially …   Etymology dictionary

  • confidential — close, intimate, *familiar, chummy, thick Analogous words: *secret: trusty, tried, trustworthy (see RELIABLE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confidential — [adj] secret arcane, backdoor, classified, closet, hushed, hush hush*, inside, intimate, off the record*, private, privy; concepts 267,576 Ant. common, familiar, known, public, well known …   New thesaurus

  • confidential — adjective 1 spoken or written in secret and intended to be kept secret: a confidential naval report on the failure of equipment | keep sth confidential: Doctors are required to keep patients records completely confidential. | strictly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • confidential — con|fi|den|tial [ˌkɔnfıˈdenʃəl US ˌka:n ] adj 1.) spoken or written in secret and intended to be kept secret ▪ a confidential government report ▪ Doctors are required to keep patients records completely confidential . ▪ The information will be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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