from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Quality of being secret.
  • n. Secrecy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being secret, hid, or concealed.
  • n. Secretiveness; concealment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Secret, hidden, or concealed character or condition.
  • n. Secretive character or disposition; secretiveness.


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  • We can expect the military to resist, to use security — top secretness — as an excuse not to participate.

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  • Turns out the “po-po” had been by an hour earlier and sure enough, we were escorted into The Squeeze with much furtive secretness, into a party that was officially slamming.

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  • There was a great deal of privacy and secretness about the locations of the funeral.

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  • Supposing I were in all secretness to cut the hawser mooring one of those ships?


  • O Jesu Christ, who might be so blessed that might see openly thy great marvels of secretness there where no sinner may be!

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  • A true dream, of true love, a dream that came from the paths of secretness within her own and Alvin's hearts.

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  • And as he stood and looked at them the mask of age and secretness vanished.

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  • The face of the god shone through the face of the old man, and it was so full of secretness that, filled with awe, Damon, the herdsman, passed from the presence, and a strange fire was kindled in his heart.

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