confidential

[ kon-fi-den-shuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF confidential
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Why, this here despatch is signed by young Toler—that's his confidential man.

He was smiling at me in a friendly, confidential way that showed a happy mood.

Josie is rattling volubly, but with a hint of the confidential in her tone.

She broke off with a light laugh, and her confidential manner was gone in a flash.

But b'ys,' says he, solemn and confidential, 'are you on the square?

Facts which of their own nature are confidential belong to this order.

"They have brought him, Highness," he said in a confidential whisper.

"No—he's a shade off in the upper story," he told her in a confidential tone.

Billie and me were talking as man to man, free and confidential, and no argument.

Sir Bartholomew gave me no hint about the nature of his confidential business.

WORD ORIGIN

1759, from Latin confidentia (see confidence) + -al (1). Related: Confidentiality; confidentially.

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