Meaning of “secretive” in the English Dictionary

"secretive" in British English

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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

(Definition of “secretive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"secretive" in American English

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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)