What does the word secretive mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Secretiveness.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Inclined to secrecy.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Producing secretion.

Usage examples for secretive

  1. He was, as a rule, very secretive, this Federman, saying little about his own affairs." – The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation by J. S. Fletcher
  2. Every one of her hours was full, her eyes danced and laughed as usual, the secretive bloom of youth hid away from him any sign of expectation. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  3. She had learned, as I had in my work, to " get on the inside" of this secretive city, to go to the gods behind it all and so have her cases shoved. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole