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English definition of “secretive”

secretive

adjective     /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.Secrecy and privacy secretively     /-li/ adverb mainly disapproving secretiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] mainly disapproving
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