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The action of keeping something secret or the state of being kept secret.‘the bidding is conducted in secrecy’
confidentiality, classified nature, privatenessclandestineness, furtiveness, surreptitiousness, secretiveness, stealth, stealthiness, covertness, cloak and dagger, mysteryView synonyms
- ‘Supplying alcohol to the soldiers themselves requires the utmost operational secrecy.’
- ‘Can a government impose the secrecy that intelligence requires and still legitimately claim to be a democracy?’
- ‘Identification of the voter is simple and the secrecy of the ballot is preserved.’
- ‘Government secrecy breeds corruption, abuse of power and, ultimately, tyranny.’
- ‘The discussions were subject to strict secrecy and had the character of a conspiracy.’
- ‘Later came the explanation that it was all a matter of official secrecy.’
- ‘Granted, government secrecy has meant that hard facts about U.S. interrogation techniques are scarce.’
- ‘One of the most important principles of voting is the secrecy of the ballot.’
- ‘Bank secrecy was born; even law enforcement on the track of thieves could not pierce it.’
- ‘Complete secrecy - even when the public has a sharp interest - can be toxic.’
- ‘Despite the heavy secrecy imposed on this radical program, a storm of opposition will be hard to avoid.’
- ‘The process seems to have been finalised a few weeks ago and swaddled in the utmost secrecy.’
- ‘Excessive secrecy cripples everyone's ability to act by hiding government mistakes and corruption.’
- ‘Delegates at the 1787 Constitutional Convention maintained strict secrecy during the proceedings.’
- ‘In an era of openness, honesty and transparency the official secrecy surrounding this case has been disturbing.’
- ‘Tunisia already has 13 deportation detention centres, 11 of which operate in strictest secrecy.’
- ‘Is the veil of Soviet secrecy still shrouding the country?’
- ‘We shook on it nonetheless, and promised each other to absolute secrecy.’
- ‘They took an oath to preserve the secrecy of everything to do with the election.’
- ‘A veil of secrecy has often shrouded the Oval Office.’
Late Middle English: from secret, probably on the pattern of privacy.
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