Definition of Secretiveness

1. Noun. Characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes).

Exact synonyms: Closeness
Generic synonyms: Unsociability, Unsociableness
Specialized synonyms: Furtiveness, Sneakiness, Stealthiness
Derivative terms: Close, Secretive
Antonyms: Openness



2. Noun. The trait of keeping things secret.
Exact synonyms: Secrecy, Silence
Generic synonyms: Uncommunicativeness
Specialized synonyms: Mum
Derivative terms: Secretive, Silence

Definition of Secretiveness

1. n. The quality of being secretive; disposition or tendency to conceal.

Definition of Secretiveness

1. Noun. The property of being secretive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Secretiveness

1. [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Secretiveness

1. 1. The quality of being secretive; disposition or tendency to conceal. 2. The faculty or propensity which impels to reserve, secrecy, or concealment. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Secretiveness Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Secretiveness Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Secretiveness

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

Literary usage of Secretiveness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Scientific Basis of Education Demonstrated: By an Analysis of the by John Hecker (1867)
"The faculties of Cautiousness and secretiveness, therefore, are the conditions on which we are to rely for a continuous supply, from the sensuous and ..."

2. The Royal Road to Wealth: How to Find and Follow It, Illustrated by More by Nelson Sizer (1882)
"ACQUISITIVENESS AND secretiveness. We find it inconvenient to speak of the abuses and evil training of Acquisitiveness until we have called attention to its ..."

3. Elements of Phrenology by George Combe (1835)
"secretiveness. THE organ is situated at the inferior edge of the parietal bones, ... secretiveness produces the instinctive tendency to conceal these, ..."

4. Man's Responsibility: Or, How and Why, the Almighty Introduced Evil Upon the by Thomas G. Carson (1905)
"Thoughts continually come into the mind that ought not to be divulged: and it is the province of the faculty of secretiveness to suppress ..."

5. From Harrison to Harding: A Personal Narrative, Covering a Third of a by Arthur Wallace Dunn (1922)
"... Force Concessions— secretiveness of Vest—Jones a Friend in Need—Cal. Brice— Baiting Low Tariff Men—Final Contest between Cleveland and the Senate. ..."

6. A System of Phrenology by George Combe (1837)
"secretiveness. The only fact tending to illustrate its position, ... secretiveness. ['HE organ is situated at the inferior edge of the parietal bones, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Secretiveness

Search for Secretiveness on Dictionary.com!Search for Secretiveness on Thesaurus.com!Search for Secretiveness on Google!Search for Secretiveness on Wikipedia!

Search