What does secretive mean?

Definitions for secretiveˈsi krɪ tɪv, sɪˈkri-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped(adj)

    inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

    "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"

Wiktionary

  1. secretive(Adjective)

    Having an inclination to secrecy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secretive(adj)

    tending to secrete, or to keep secret or private; as, a secretive disposition

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of secretive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of secretive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston:

    Its not a pleasant topic. It's easier just to ignore it and hope it will go away (but) when we are defensive and secretive, the results are disastrous.

  2. Viktorija Cieminyte:

    These were first Russian fighters intercepted by NATO's Baltic air police this year, civil aviation over the Baltic Sea was endangered because of the secretive way the airplanes flew.

  3. Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston:

    It would be perilous for us, as leaders of the Church, to consider that the scandal of clergy sexual abuse is for the most part a matter of history and not a pressing concern here and now, its not a pleasant topic. It's easier just to ignore it and hope it will go away (but) when we are defensive and secretive, the results are disastrous.

  4. Jim Boeheim:

    The committee chose to ignore the efforts which I have undertaken over the past 37 years to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the men's basketball program, instead, they chose to focus on the rogue and secretive actions of a former employee of the local YMCA and my former director of basketball operations in order to impose an unprecedented series of penalties upon the university and the men's basketball program.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    It was n’t State Department officials, State Department was n’t [ Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs ] Roberta Jacobson or John Kerry, it was National Security Council officials, you sent unqualified people to negotiate with hardened, brutal spies and representatives of tyrants... It was negotiated at a secretive level involving agencies under the complete control of the White House, as a political move …. And that mismatch is apparent in this sort of deal that was made.

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