confidential

  • 1 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. * * *… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 confidential — [[t]kɒ̱nfɪde̱nʃ(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Information that is confidential is meant to be kept secret or private. She accused them of leaking confidential information about her private life... We ll take good care and keep what you ve told us… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 confidential — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ remain ▪ consider sth as, hold sth (AmE), keep sth, treat sth as ▪ The affair must be kept confidential …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 confidential — confidentiality, confidentialness, n. confidentially, adv. /kon fi den sheuhl/, adj. 1. spoken, written, acted on, etc., in strict privacy or secrecy; secret: a confidential remark. 2. indicating confidence or intimacy; imparting private matters …

    Universalium

  • 15 confidential — con|fi|den|tial [ ,kanfı denʃl ] adjective * 1. ) confidential documents or information must be kept secret: strictly/highly confidential: The reports are treated as strictly confidential. 2. ) showing that what you are going to say must be kept… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 confidential */ — UK [ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃ(ə)l] / US [ˌkɑnfɪˈdenʃ(ə)l] adjective 1) confidential documents or information must be kept secret strictly/highly confidential: The reports are treated as strictly confidential. 2) showing that what you are going to say must be… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 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 > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 confidential — /kɒnfəˈdɛnʃəl / (say konfuh denshuhl) adjective 1. spoken or written in confidence; secret: a confidential document. 2. betokening confidence or intimacy; imparting private matters: a confidential tone. 3. enjoying another s confidence; entrusted …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 confidential — adj. strictly confidential * * * [ˌkɒnfɪ denʃ(ə)l] strictly confidential …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 confidential — adjective 1) a confidential chat Syn: private, personal, intimate, quiet; secret, sensitive, classified, restricted, unofficial, unrevealed, undisclosed, unpublished; informal hush hush, mum; formal sub rosa; archaic privy 2) a confidential fri …

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