confidential

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin confidentia +‎ -al.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkɑːnfɪˈdenʃl/
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confidential (comparative more confidential, superlative most confidential)

  1. (meant to be) kept secret within a certain circle of persons; not intended to be known publicly
    The newspaper claims a leaked confidential report by the government admits to problems with corrupt MPs.
  2. (dated) Inclined to share confidences.
    Sitting in front of the fire, they became quite confidential, and began to gossip.

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