What does secretive mean?

Definitions for secretiveˈsi krɪ tɪv, sɪˈkri-

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

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"


  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


  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. Michael Coates:

    You don’t want to be secretive about things.

  2. Mark Hamill:

    They're so secretive these days, when we did the first one no one cared.

  3. Viktorija Cieminyte:

    Civil aviation over the Baltic Sea was endangered because of the secretive way the airplanes flew.

  4. Thea Lee:

    I've worked with the Clinton administration and I've worked with the Bush administration. And this administration is more secretive.

  5. 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.

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