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secretive 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈsēkritiv/,
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(of a person or an organization) Inclined to conceal feelings and intentions or not to disclose information,
  1. (of a person or an organization) Inclined to conceal feelings and intentions or not to disclose information
    • - she was very secretive about her past
  2. (of a state or activity) Characterized by the concealment of intentions and information
    • - secretive deals
  3. (of a person's expression or manner) Having an enigmatic or conspiratorial quality
    • - a secretive smile

  1. close: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
  2. (secretively) in a secretive manner; with a preference for secrecy; "the teacher raised a hand to him, slightly and secretively, because he was her favorite"
  3. (secretiveness) closeness: characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
  4. Secrecy (also called clandestinity or furtiveness) is the practice of hiding information from certain individuals or groups, perhaps while sharing it with other individuals. That which is kept hidden is known as the secret.
  5. Secretiveness is a phrenological faculty.
  6. Having an inclination to secrecy
  7. someone who is reluctant to give information.
  8. not open; living in secrecy
  9. to do things in secret