secretively


secretively

adjective

  1. having or showing a disposition to secrecy; reticent: He seems secretive about his new job.

adjective

  1. inclined to secrecy; reticent
  2. another word for secretory

adj.“inclined to secrecy,” 1815 (implied in secretiveness); see secret (n.) + -ive. The word also was in Middle English with a sense “secret, hidden” (mid-15c.). Related: Secretively.

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