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Definition of secretive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

secretive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈsikrət̮ɪv//
 
secretive (about something)
 
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tending or liking to hide your thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc. from other people He's very secretive about his work. The child became secretive and withdrawn.
secretively
 
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adverb She smiled secretively.
secretiveness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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