- confidential 1759, from L. confidentia (see CONFIDENCE (Cf. confidence)) + -AL (Cf. -al) (1). Related: Confidentiality; confidentially.
Etymology dictionary. 2014.
Etymology dictionary. 2014.
confidential — con‧fi‧den‧tial [ˌkɒnfˈdenʆl◂ ǁ ˌkɑːn ] adjective confidential information is spoken or written in private and intended to be kept secret: • These figures are highly confidential. • A confidential letter was leaked to the press. * * *… … Financial and business terms
confidential — con·fi·den·tial /ˌkän fi den chəl/ adj 1: known or conveyed only to a limited number of people a confidential disclosure 2: marked by or indicative of intimacy, mutual trust, or willingness to confide esp. between parties one of whom is in a… … Law dictionary
confidenţial — CONFIDENŢIÁL, Ă, confidenţiali, e, adj. Care se comunică în taină; secret. [pr.: ţi al] – Din fr. confidentiel. Trimis de Joseph, 23.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 CONFIDENŢIÁL adj. 1. v. secret. 2. intim, particular, (înv.) particularnic. (Scrisori… … Dicționar Român
Confidential — Con fi*den tial, a. [Cf. F. confidentiel.] 1. Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk. [1913 Webster] 2. Communicated in confidence; secret. Confidential messages. Burke. [1913 Webster]… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
confidential — ► ADJECTIVE 1) intended to be kept secret. 2) entrusted with private information: a confidential secretary. DERIVATIVES confidentiality noun confidentially adverb … English terms dictionary
confidential — [kän΄fə den′shəl] adj. 1. told in confidence; imparted in secret 2. of or showing trust in another; confiding 3. entrusted with private or secret matters [a confidential agent] SYN. FAMILIAR confidentiality [kän΄fə den′shē al′ə tē] n.… … English World dictionary
confidential — close, intimate, *familiar, chummy, thick Analogous words: *secret: trusty, tried, trustworthy (see RELIABLE) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
confidential — [adj] secret arcane, backdoor, classified, closet, hushed, hush hush*, inside, intimate, off the record*, private, privy; concepts 267,576 Ant. common, familiar, known, public, well known … New thesaurus
confidential — adjective 1 spoken or written in secret and intended to be kept secret: a confidential naval report on the failure of equipment | keep sth confidential: Doctors are required to keep patients records completely confidential. | strictly… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
confidential — con|fi|den|tial [ˌkɔnfıˈdenʃəl US ˌka:n ] adj 1.) spoken or written in secret and intended to be kept secret ▪ a confidential government report ▪ Doctors are required to keep patients records completely confidential . ▪ The information will be… … Dictionary of contemporary English