confidential con‧fi‧den‧tial [ˌkɒnfˈdenʆl◂ ǁ ˌkɑːn-] adjectiveconfidential information is spoken or written in private and intended to be kept secret:
• These figures are highly confidential.
• A confidential letter was leaked to the press.
* * *confidential UK US /ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃəl/ adjective► private, and intended to be kept secret: confidential data/documents/information, etc. »
Prosecutors were not able to obtain confidential data from corporations without first receiving written approval from the department.keep sth/remain confidential »
The bill would allow a business to keep its dealings confidential.»
The company's former employees had made improper use of highly confidential information, such as names and addresses of customers.»
All the employee questionnaires will be treated as strictly confidential.»
The letter was marked ""confidential"".confidentially /ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃəli/ US /ˌkɑː–/ adverb► »
Members of a client's workforce can discuss confidentially the reason for their absence, be it a mental or medical problem.
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confidential — con·fi·den·tial /ˌkän fi den chəl/ adj 1: known or conveyed only to a limited number of people a confidential disclosure 2: marked by or indicative of intimacy, mutual trust, or willingness to confide esp. between parties one of whom is in a… … Law dictionary
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Confidential — Con fi*den tial, a. [Cf. F. confidentiel.] 1. Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk. [1913 Webster] 2. Communicated in confidence; secret. Confidential messages. Burke. [1913 Webster]… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
confidential — ► ADJECTIVE 1) intended to be kept secret. 2) entrusted with private information: a confidential secretary. DERIVATIVES confidentiality noun confidentially adverb … English terms dictionary
confidential — [kän΄fə den′shəl] adj. 1. told in confidence; imparted in secret 2. of or showing trust in another; confiding 3. entrusted with private or secret matters [a confidential agent] SYN. FAMILIAR confidentiality [kän΄fə den′shē al′ə tē] n.… … English World dictionary
confidential — 1759, from L. confidentia (see CONFIDENCE (Cf. confidence)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Confidentiality; confidentially … Etymology dictionary
confidential — close, intimate, *familiar, chummy, thick Analogous words: *secret: trusty, tried, trustworthy (see RELIABLE) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
confidential — [adj] secret arcane, backdoor, classified, closet, hushed, hush hush*, inside, intimate, off the record*, private, privy; concepts 267,576 Ant. common, familiar, known, public, well known … New thesaurus
confidential — adjective 1 spoken or written in secret and intended to be kept secret: a confidential naval report on the failure of equipment | keep sth confidential: Doctors are required to keep patients records completely confidential. | strictly… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
confidential — con|fi|den|tial [ˌkɔnfıˈdenʃəl US ˌka:n ] adj 1.) spoken or written in secret and intended to be kept secret ▪ a confidential government report ▪ Doctors are required to keep patients records completely confidential . ▪ The information will be… … Dictionary of contemporary English