secretiveness


secretiveness
noun
1. characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
Syn: ↑closeness
Ant: ↑openness (for: ↑closeness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑secretive, ↑close (for: ↑closeness)
Hypernyms: ↑unsociability, ↑unsociableness
Hyponyms: ↑furtiveness, ↑sneakiness, ↑stealthiness
2. the trait of keeping things secret
Syn: ↑secrecy, ↑silence
Derivationally related forms: ↑silence (for: ↑silence), ↑secretive
Hypernyms: ↑uncommunicativeness
Hyponyms: ↑mum

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  • Secretiveness — Se*cret ive*ness, n. 1. The quality of being secretive; disposition or tendency to conceal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phren.) The faculty or propensity which impels to reserve, secrecy, or concealment. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • secretiveness — index concealment, evasion, mystery, privacy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • secretiveness — secretive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inclined to conceal feelings and intentions or not to disclose information. DERIVATIVES secretively adverb secretiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • secretiveness — noun see secretive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • secretiveness — See secretively. * * * …   Universalium

  • secretiveness — noun The property of being secretive …   Wiktionary

  • secretiveness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The habit, practice, or policy of keeping secrets: clandestineness, clandestinity, concealment, covertness, huggermugger, hugger muggery, secrecy, secretness. See SHOW …   English dictionary for students

  • secretiveness — se cre·tive·ness || sɪːkrɪtɪvnɪs n. reticence, quality of tending to keep secrets, stealth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • secretiveness — se·cre·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • secretiveness — See: secretive …   English dictionary


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