confidentially

confidentially
con|fi|den|tial|ly [ ,kanfı`denʃli ] adverb
if you tell someone something confidentially, you tell them in secret, trusting that they will not tell anyone else

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Confidentially — Con fi*den tial*ly, adv. In confidence; in reliance on secrecy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confidentially — [adv] in secret behind closed doors*, between ourselves, between us, between you and me*, covertly, don’t breathe a word*, hushedly, in confidence, in on the ground floor*, off the cuff*, off the record*, personally, privately, sub rosa; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • confidentially — confidential UK US /ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃəl/ adjective ► private, and intended to be kept secret: confidential data/documents/information, etc. »Prosecutors were not able to obtain confidential data from corporations without first receiving written… …   Financial and business terms

  • confidentially — [[t]kɒ̱nfɪde̱nʃəli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl Confidentially is used to say that what you are telling someone is a secret and should not be discussed with anyone else. → See also confidential Confidentially, I am not sure that it wasn t above their… …   English dictionary

  • confidentially — See confidently, confidentially …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • confidentially — adv. Confidentially is used with these verbs: ↑lean …   Collocations dictionary

  • confidentially — adverb I thought we were speaking confidentially Syn: privately, in private, in confidence, between ourselves/themselves, off the record, quietly, secretly, in secret, behind closed doors; between you and me and the lamppost; formal sub rosa …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • confidentially — UK [ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃ(ə)lɪ] / US [ˌkɑnfɪˈdenʃ(ə)lɪ] adverb if you tell someone something confidentially, you tell them in secret, trusting that they will not tell anyone else …   English dictionary

  • confidentially — confidential ► ADJECTIVE 1) intended to be kept secret. 2) entrusted with private information: a confidential secretary. DERIVATIVES confidentiality noun confidentially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • confidentially — adverb in a confidential manner (Freq. 2) spoke to him intimately and confidentially • Derived from adjective: ↑confidential …   Useful english dictionary

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