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confidential

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconfidentialcon‧fi‧den‧tial /ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃəl◂ $ ˌkɑːn-/ ●●○ adjective  1 SECRETspoken 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).see thesaurus at secret2 SECRETa 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
Examples from the Corpus
confidentialWe will, of course, treat all information we receive as confidential.All the information will be confidential.Jeffrey has said the remark was supposed to remain confidential and was intended to be sarcastic.Always protect confidential files by locking them with a password.He declined to give details, citing agreements with courts to keep this information confidential for the time being.Ads on the subways asked us to call a confidential hotline if we knew what crimes our local school board was committing.Young people will have the right to confidential medical advice and treatment.An employee secretly gave confidential memos to the press.The information we received is of a highly confidential nature and relates to national security.For example, online techniques are being increasingly used for the rapid transmission of confidential non-publicly available information.We hold confidential records on each employee.In 1965, a confidential report to President Johnson was leaked to the press.She was not one for planning or manoeuvring but confidential reports are kept on Salvation Army officers throughout their careers.During the ride back home, Mom started to talk about her problems in a confidential way.strictly confidentialWhat I'm telling you is strictly confidential.The information will be regarded as strictly confidential.The questionnaire itself is strictly confidential.All personal details are treated as strictly confidential and remain on computer file.The findings are strictly confidential and we do not know if these athletes were allowed to compete.
From Longman Business Dictionaryconfidentialcon‧fi‧den‧tial /ˌkɒnfəˈdenʃəl◂ˌkɑːn-/ adjective confidential information is spoken or written in private and intended to be kept secretThese figures are highly confidential.A confidential letter was leaked to the press.
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