Definition of confidentially adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnfɪˈdenʃəli//
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  1. 1in a way that is meant to be kept secret and not told to or shared with other people She told me confidentially that she is going to retire early. The questionnaire responses were treated confidentially.
  2. 2in a way that shows that what you are saying is private or secret ‘I've told her things I haven't told anyone,’ she whispered confidentially.