Definition of Confidential

1. Adjective. Entrusted with private information and the confidence of another. "A confidential secretary"

Similar to: Private
Derivative terms: Confidence



2. Adjective. (of information) given in confidence or in secret. "Their secret communications"
Exact synonyms: Secret
Similar to: Private
Derivative terms: Confidence, Confidentiality

3. Adjective. Denoting confidence or intimacy. "In confidential tone of voice"
Similar to: Close
Derivative terms: Confidence

4. Adjective. The level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified.
Similar to: Classified
Derivative terms: Confidentiality

Definition of Confidential

1. a. Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk.

Definition of Confidential

1. Adjective. (meant to be) kept secret within a certain circle of persons; not intended to be known publicly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confidential

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Confidential

confidence games
confidence interval
confidence intervals
confidence level
confidence limits
confidence man
confidence men
confidence trick
confidence trickster
confidence tricksters
confidences
confident
confident(p)
confidente
confidentes
confidential
confidential adviser-advisee relation
confidential information
confidentialities
confidentiality
confidentially
confidentialness
confidently
confidentness
confider
confiders
confides
confiding
confidingly
confidingness

Literary usage of Confidential

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

1. The Constitutional History of New York: From the Beginning of the Colonial by Charles Zebina Lincoln (1906)
"The office of clerk of the police court of Syracuse is not confidential. He is appointed by the police justice, but his duties are defined by statutes. ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1842)
"I. THE Confidential CLERK. And, in a word, but even now worth this, And now worth nothing. Shall I have the thought To think on this ?— Merchant of Venice. ..."

3. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"If the confidential friend of one is appointed, and the friend of another one ... If the confidential friends of all of them are left out, each one will at ..."

4. The Law of Railways: Embracing Corporations, Eminent Domain, Contracts by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1869)
"Confidential subscriptions made for the purpose of making up the required sum ... Where by deducting such confidential subscriptions the required sum is not ..."

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