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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 regarded as strictly confidential (=completely confidential).
2 a confidential way of speaking or behaving shows that you do not want other people to know what you are saying:
His voice sank into a confidential whisper.
confidentially adverb

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