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confidential

Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːnfəˈdentʃəl; ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃəl/

Translation of confidential in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (secret) [letter/information] confidencial confidential confidencial 1.2 (private) (before noun/delante del nombre) [secretary/clerk] de confianza
    Example sentences
    • The first public interest is the preservation of the right of organisations, as of individuals, to keep secret confidential information.
    • We have received much more confidential and secret information than this in my time on this and other courts.
    • Yes, because that does not seek to protect only confidential information or trade secrets.
    Example sentences
    • And as a precondition, he insisted on bringing her with him to the CIA as his confidential assistant.
    • And it's perfectly understandable why he would want to choose someone of compatible political views to be his confidential assistant.
    • At the end of a year his master, well satisfied with his conduct, received him into his house, and subsequently made him his confidential assistant.
    1.3 (intimate) [tone] confidencial
    Example sentences
    • Have you, they ask in confidential tones, recently bought an item for close to £500 online?
    • You get this letter which starts in a very confidential tone.
    • He said it just as he had before, in a confidential whisper.

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