Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary




Synonyms and Antonyms of secrecy

  1. the practice or habit of keeping secrets or keeping one's affairs secret <this administration's steadfast adherence to secrecy is beginning to cost it the trust of the voters> Synonyms closeness, secretiveness Related Words confidentiality, privacy; discreetness, discretion, prudence; circumspection, wariness; reserve, reticence, silence, taciturnity; furtiveness, shiftiness, slyness, sneakiness, underhandedness; concealment, covertness, stealth, subterfuge Near Antonyms candor, frankness, honesty, openness; imprudence, indiscretion

Learn More about secrecy

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up secrecy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).