American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or marked by an inclination to secrecy; not open, forthright, or frank. See Synonyms at silent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to secrete or keep secret; given to secrecy or concealment; reticent or reserved concerning one's own or another's affairs.
- Causing or promoting secretion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Tending to secrete, or to keep secret or private.
- adj. inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
“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.”
“Is a country that has long been secretive is having those secrets revealed by social networks?”
“Rep. Mike Ross, who flip-flopped on the public option and has authored an amendment that seems like a copycat of Max Baucus's no-good, terribly bad bill, has been in secretive talks with a Republican, Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), for weeks.”
“Oh well, so much said about that and yet I remain secretive about the specifics.”
“We could say secretive is better, but realistically for large applications you have to justify your every-move – for Apple and other companies it might happen within their own compounds, it still happends.”
“Part of what drives this notion of Putin as so secretive is that Yeltsin seemed to be such an accessible figure, particularly to the West.”
“The spot, which it will show in states including Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio, specifically cites the billionaire industrialists connected to Americans for Prosperity, Charles and David Koch, whom it describes as "secretive billionaires attacking President Obama.”
“This website is devoted to exposing the ruling elite's long-term secretive agenda of population reduction and in showing how each of us is unknowingly being targeted by such an agenda.”
“Mitt isn't being "secretive" -- he's just trying to keep his eye on the ball, which is politics and political issues.”
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