Confidential meaning

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The definition of confidential is secret, private, or shown in trust.

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.

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Done or communicated in confidence; secret.
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Entrusted with the confidence of another.

A confidential secretary.

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Not publicly or generally known; secret.
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(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.

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Denoting confidence or intimacy.

A confidential tone of voice.

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Containing information, the unauthorized disclosure of which poses a threat to national security.
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Told in confidence; imparted in secret.
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Of or showing trust in another; confiding.
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Entrusted with private or secret matters.

A confidential agent.

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(dated) Inclined to share confidences.

Sitting in front of the fire, they became quite confidential, and began to gossip.

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Origin of confidential

  • From Latin confidentia +‎ -al.
    From Wiktionary