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 Dictionary entry overview: What does secretive mean? 

SECRETIVE (adjective)
  The adjective SECRETIVE has 1 sense:

1. inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

  Familiarity information: SECRETIVE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SECRETIVE (adjective)

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Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information


closelipped; closemouthed; secretive; tightlipped; close

Context example:

although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it


incommunicative; uncommunicative (not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions)

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