secretive

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English secretife, equivalent to secret +‎ -ive.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsiːkɹətɪv/
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secretive (comparative more secretive, superlative most secretive)

  1. Having an inclination to secrecy
    She's a secretive girl, not giving away much about her life.
    Why are you acting all secretive? What are you hiding?
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Etymology 2[edit]

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secretive (not comparable)

  1. Relating to secretion

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Italian[edit]

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secretive

  1. feminine plural of secretivo

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