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"secretive" in British English

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secretiveadjective

uk   /ˈsiː.krə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/ mainly disapproving
secretively
adverb uk   us   /-li/ mainly disapproving
secretiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-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 ​wantingothers 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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