What does secretive mean?

Definitions for secretive
ˈsi krɪ tɪv, sɪˈkri-se·cre·tive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word secretive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlippedadjective

    inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

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

Wiktionary

  1. secretiveadjective

    Having an inclination to secrecy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secretiveadjective

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

How to pronounce secretive?

How to say secretive in sign language?

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

Examples of secretive in a Sentence

  1. Otero County:

    But for The FBI to get involved that quick and be so secretive about The FBI, there was a lot of stuff going on up there.

  2. Brett Max Kaufman:

    Over four administrations, the U.S. government's unlawful lethal strikes program has exacted an appalling toll on Muslim, Brown, and Black civilians in multiple parts of the world, secretive and unaccountable use of lethal force is unacceptable in a rights-respecting democracy, and this program is a cornerstone of the' forever President Joe Biden has pledged to end. President Joe Biden needs to do so.

  3. Alexander Siddig:

    Everybody is paranoid about some leak on Facebook or Instagram or YouTube… I think the secrecy is kind of understandable, but also there is an element of hype about it that makes it… the more secretive it is, the more special it is. And certainly ‘Game of Thrones’ plays that. They misinform the crowd and they give them tidbits to send them in wrong directions.

  4. 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.

  5. Michael Coates:

    You don’t want to be secretive about things.

Images & Illustrations of secretive

  1. secretivesecretivesecretivesecretivesecretive

Popularity rank by frequency of use

secretive#10000#40528#100000

Translations for secretive

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for secretive »

Translation

Find a translation for the secretive definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these secretive definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "secretive." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 26 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/secretive>.

    Are we missing a good definition for secretive? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    • A. defiant
    • B. incumbent
    • C. tacky
    • D. contiguous

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for secretive: