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secretive

adjective uk   /ˈsiː.krə.tɪv/ us    /-t̬ɪv/ mainly disapproving
People who are secretive hide their feelings, thoughts, intentions, and actions from other people: He's being very secretive about his new girlfriend.
secretively
adverb uk   /-li/ mainly disapproving us  
secretiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ mainly disapproving us  
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