Definition of confidentially in English:



  • In a way that is intended to be private or secret; privately.

    ‘all queries will be treated confidentially’
    • ‘Public servants should be able to communicate freely and confidentially with a minister and staff on controversial issues with ongoing sensitivity in the portfolio.’
    • ‘‘This year is going to be a good one,’ she said confidentially.’
    • ‘‘I like ice hockey because it's fast,’ he adds, confidentially.’
    • ‘And I went to him personally and said, look, can I talk about anything we might have discussed confidentially?’
    • ‘All responses will be treated confidentially.’
    privately, in private, in confidence, between ourselves, between themselves, between yourselves, off the record, quietly, secretly, in secret, behind closed doors, in camera
    sub rosa
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