Definition of Secretive

1. Adjective. Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information. "Although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"




Definition of Secretive

1. a. Tending to secrete, or to keep secret or private; as, a secretive disposition.

Definition of Secretive

1. Adjective. Having an inclination to secrecy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Secretive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secretive

secreter
secreters
secretes
secretest
secretin
secretin test
secreting
secretins
secretion
secretion vector
secretionary
secretions
secretist
secretists
secretitious
secretive (current term)
secretively
secretiveness
secretivenesses
secretly
secretness
secretoglobin
secretoglobins
secretogogue
secretogranin
secretogranins
secretome
secretomes
secretomotor
secretomotor nerve

Literary usage of Secretive

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1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"In adopting secretive and subterraneous habits they have gradually lost the colours and size of the ancestral forms. These serpents are readily recognised ..."

2. Diseases of the Stomach: Their Special Pathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment by John Conrad Hemmeter (1902)
"SECTIONS OF DEEP ENDS OF FUNDUS GLANDS OF THK CAT IN DIFFERENT secretive PHASES. X looo.—(Bensley.) FIG. I.—From a fasting stomach. ..."

3. Literary News by L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt (1894)
"... blue-jay nestlings are taught to fly, and where the yellow-breasted chat, that most craftily secretive of all birds, hides its nest of pearly-pink eggs? ..."

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