In a way that is intended to be private or secret; privately: all queries will be treated confidentially
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- ‘This year is going to be a good one,’ she said 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.
- ‘I like ice hockey because it's fast,’ he adds, confidentially.
privately, in private, in confidence, between ourselves/themselves, off the record, quietly, secretly, in secret, behind closed doors;
between you and me and the lamppost
formal sub rosa
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