confidential
adjective Date: 1759 1. marked by intimacy or willingness to confide <
a confidential tone
>
2. private, secret <
confidential information
>
3. entrusted with confidences <
a confidential clerk
>
4. containing information whose unauthorized disclosure could be prejudicial to the national interestcompare secret, top secretconfidentiality nounconfidentially adverb

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  • confidential — con‧fi‧den‧tial [ˌkɒnfˈdenʆl◂ ǁ ˌkɑːn ] adjective confidential information is spoken or written in private and intended to be kept secret: • These figures are highly confidential. • A confidential letter was leaked to the press. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • confidential — con·fi·den·tial /ˌkän fi den chəl/ adj 1: known or conveyed only to a limited number of people a confidential disclosure 2: marked by or indicative of intimacy, mutual trust, or willingness to confide esp. between parties one of whom is in a… …   Law dictionary

  • confidenţial — CONFIDENŢIÁL, Ă, confidenţiali, e, adj. Care se comunică în taină; secret. [pr.: ţi al] – Din fr. confidentiel. Trimis de Joseph, 23.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  CONFIDENŢIÁL adj. 1. v. secret. 2. intim, particular, (înv.) particularnic. (Scrisori… …   Dicționar Român

  • Confidential — Con fi*den tial, a. [Cf. F. confidentiel.] 1. Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk. [1913 Webster] 2. Communicated in confidence; secret. Confidential messages. Burke. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confidential — ► ADJECTIVE 1) intended to be kept secret. 2) entrusted with private information: a confidential secretary. DERIVATIVES confidentiality noun confidentially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • confidential — [kän΄fə den′shəl] adj. 1. told in confidence; imparted in secret 2. of or showing trust in another; confiding 3. entrusted with private or secret matters [a confidential agent] SYN. FAMILIAR confidentiality [kän΄fə den′shē al′ə tē] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • confidential — 1759, from L. confidentia (see CONFIDENCE (Cf. confidence)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Confidentiality; confidentially …   Etymology dictionary

  • confidential — close, intimate, *familiar, chummy, thick Analogous words: *secret: trusty, tried, trustworthy (see RELIABLE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confidential — [adj] secret arcane, backdoor, classified, closet, hushed, hush hush*, inside, intimate, off the record*, private, privy; concepts 267,576 Ant. common, familiar, known, public, well known …   New thesaurus

  • confidential — adjective 1 spoken or written in secret and intended to be kept secret: a confidential naval report on the failure of equipment | keep sth confidential: Doctors are required to keep patients records completely confidential. | strictly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • confidential — con|fi|den|tial [ˌkɔnfıˈdenʃəl US ˌka:n ] adj 1.) spoken or written in secret and intended to be kept secret ▪ a confidential government report ▪ Doctors are required to keep patients records completely confidential . ▪ The information will be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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