Synonyms for secrets
- confidential information
- classified information
- magic number
- privileged information
- skeleton in cupboard
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SECRETS
The other two inscriptions, however, refused to surrender their secrets.
I had no secrets from them (hear, hear), and this confidence was reciprocated on their part.
Yes; this is what the secrets of my art have done for me to preserve me fresh and vigorous as you see.
He knew no other girl who was master of the secrets of the desert and the canyons and the mountains.
To add one more to our long lists of secrets, here's another.
As to what it is made of, that is one of my secrets of state.
One entrusted by A with the secrets of B, confided by him to C.
But I think women in the harems like to have secrets with each other, which they hide from their men.
There are the devil's own secrets in some families, Mr Flintwinch!'
Is it because you don't want to have any—any secrets between us?
late 14c., from Latin secretus "set apart, withdrawn; hidden, concealed, private," past participle of secernere "to set apart, part, divide; exclude," from se- "without, apart," properly "on one's own" (see se-) + cernere "separate" (see crisis).
As an adjective from late 14c., from French secret, adjective use of noun. Open secret is from 1828. Secret agent first recorded 1715; secret service is from 1737; secret weapon is from 1936.