secretively

secretive

1 [see-kri-tiv, si-kree-]
adjective
having or showing a disposition to secrecy; reticent: He seems secretive about his new job.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; back formation from secretiveness (itself modeled on French secrétivité). See secret, -ive

secretively, adverb
secretiveness, noun


secret, close.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To secretively
Collins
World English Dictionary
secretive (ˈsiːkrɪtɪv, sɪˈkriːtɪv)
 
adj
1.  inclined to secrecy; reticent
2.  another word for secretory
 
'secretively
 
adv
 
'secretiveness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature