Definition of confidentially in English:


Syllabification: con·fi·den·tial·ly
Pronunciation: /ˌkänfəˈdenSHəlē


  • 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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