secretive

Part of speech: noun

Secretiveness.

Part of speech: adverb

SECRETIVELY.

Part of speech: adjective

Inclined to secrecy.

Part of speech: adjective

Producing secretion.

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Usage examples "secretive":

  1. He was, as a rule, very secretive, this Federman, saying little about his own affairs." - "The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation", 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", 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", Ernest Poole.