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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. Anthony Fauci:

    [T]he Chinese are very closed, in a way of being very reluctant, particularly when you have a disease that evolves in their country, they become extremely secretive, even though there’s no reason to be secretive, i think they were very concerned and maybe embarrassed that the virus evolved from their country but there’s nothing wrong with that.

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Raphael Marcus:

    Last August, there were unexplained explosions in Beirut in Hezbollahs Dahiyeh stronghold, which were attributed to Israels secretive effort to counter Hezbollahs expanding precision missile arsenal, of course, we also saw Hezbollah operating militarily within civilian areas in Beirut during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, and there have been Israeli intelligence reports leaked to the press for years about the locations of known Hezbollah military facilities in Beirut, southern Lebanon, and the Bekaa where Hezbollah stores missiles.


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