privately adverb (PERSONAL)
- I'd prefer it if we could speak privately.
- Though he had tried to be enthusiastic about the plans, privately he felt more sceptical.
privately adverb (NOT OFFICIAL)
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(Definition of “privately” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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