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

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  1. secretiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    furtive, sly

  2. secretiveadjective

    Having an inclination to secrecy.

    Synonyms:
    furtive, sly

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"

    Synonyms:
    skinny, tightlipped, cheeseparing, snug, penny-pinching, stuffy, faithful, airless, nigh, close-fitting, close, tight, confining, closemouthed, near, unaired, closelipped

    Antonyms:
    communicative, communicatory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. secretiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    uncommunicative, taciturn, reserved, silent, wary

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How to use secretive in a sentence?

  1. Tom Wetterer:

    Critical infrastructure laws like Texas' were created by oil and gas lobbyists and secretive groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council to restrict First Amendment rights and to try to bring to bear extraordinary consequences for legitimate protests.

  2. Eric Rassbach:

    For most religious Americans, faith is not some secretive activity conducted behind closed doors, faith for them means being out in the community serving with and for others, particularly the least among us.

  3. 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.

  4. Tomi Lahren:

    Seems to me the misleading and uncertain thing here is why Governor Newsom and Posey are being so secretive. If there’s some science-based reasoning for this reopening change of heart, I know I’d like to hear it.

  5. 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.

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