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confidential

con·fi·den·tial

confidential

 
pronunciation:
kan fih den shl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: told or communicated only in privacy; secret.
a confidential letter
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synonyms:
private, secret
similar words:
hush-hush, intimate, off the record, off-the-record, top-secret
definition 2: denoting secrecy or confidence.
a confidential look
similar words:
intimate, private, secret, sly
definition 3: having the task of keeping another's affairs private.
my confidential secretary
similar words:
bosom, personal, private, trusted, trustworthy, trusty
derivations: confidentially (adv.), confidentiality (n.)
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The word confidential contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.