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secretiveadjective

uk   /ˈsiː.krə.tɪv/ us   /ˈsiː.krə.t̬ɪv/ mainly disapproving
secretively
adverb uk   /ˈsiː.krə.tɪv.li/ us   /ˈsiː.krə.t̬ɪv.li/ mainly disapproving
secretiveness
noun [U] uk   /ˈsiː.krə.tɪv.nəs/ us   /ˈsiː.krə.t̬ɪv.nəs/ mainly disapproving
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secretiveadjective

us   /ˈsi·krɪ·t̬ɪv/
not wanting others to know, or done privately so that others do not know: secretive dealings She’s secretive about her age.
(Definition of secretive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “secretive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 遮遮掩掩的, 守口如瓶的…
in Turkish ağzı sıkı, sır saklayan, ketum…
in Russian скрытный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遮遮掩掩的, 守口如瓶的…
in Polish tajemniczy…
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