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Definition 1: the level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(confidential is similar to ...) official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation

"thousands of classified documents have now been declassified"

Definition 2: denoting confidence or intimacy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where confidential or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a confidential approach
  • in confidential tone of voice

(confidential is similar to ...) close in relevance or relationship

"a close family" "we are all...in close sympathy with..." "close kin" "a close resemblance"

Definition 3: entrusted with private information and the confidence of another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where confidential or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a confidential secretary

(confidential is similar to ...) confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

"a private place" "private discussions" "private lessons" "a private club" "a private secretary" "private property" "the former President is now a private citizen" "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"

Definition 4: (of information) given in confidence or in secret - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where confidential or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this arrangement must be kept confidential
  • their secret communications

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(confidential is similar to ...) confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

"a private place" "private discussions" "private lessons" "a private club" "a private secretary" "private property" "the former President is now a private citizen" "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"

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