- An example of confidential is a package that is only for the president.
- An example of confidential is a diary.
- An example of confidential is a government document.
The definition of confidential is secret, private, or shown in trust.
- told in confidence; imparted in secret
- of or showing trust in another; confiding
- not publicly or generally known; secret
- entrusted with private or secret matters: a confidential agent
- Done or communicated in confidence; secret.
- Entrusted with the confidence of another: a confidential secretary.
- Denoting confidence or intimacy: a confidential tone of voice.
- Containing information, the unauthorized disclosure of which poses a threat to national security.
- con′fi·den′ti·al′i·ty con′fi·den′tial·ness
(comparative more confidential, superlative most confidential)
- (meant to be) kept secret within a certain circle of persons; not intended to be known publicly
- The newspaper claims a leaked confidential report by the government admits to problems with corrupt MPs.
- (dated) Inclined to share confidences.
- Sitting in front of the fire, they became quite confidential, and began to gossip.
From Latin confidentia + -al.