Definition of confidential
- a confidential tone
- a confidential clerk
These documents are completely confidential.
“I have something to tell you,” John said in a confidential tone.
Her voice was quiet and confidential.
She worked as a confidential secretary to the mayor for many years.
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: secret or private
: showing that you are saying something that is secret or private
: trusted with secret or private information
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