Definition of 'confidential'
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Regulations in English cricket decree that if a bowler is reported for throwing in a match for a first time, the report remains confidential. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A bundle of confidential documents arrived from my source which I took to read over the weekend. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also relayed general price information and disclosed confidential future prices on two specific loans for businesses. The Sun (2010)The whole process must be strictly confidential. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The document was supposed to be confidential and to keep secret the names of the parties involved. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Twickenham has begun a hunt for an alleged mole who leaked the confidential documents. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The meeting was confidential but we talked about the affairs of the church. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The regulator also noted an increase in fraudsters sending bulk emails asking for money and confidential information. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Anything personal which is spoken about is confidential. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)Both are accused of stealing and passing on confidential documents to the journalists behind the two books. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is accused of paying for confidential information. The Sun (2014)The two men won't go into detail because the design is still confidential. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The pair have since settled out of court, the terms of which are still strictly confidential. The Sun (2010)Their meetings are secret, their reports confidential and the results of consultations are often ignored. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)It would be interesting to know what possible justification the department had for attempting to supply confidential information for which it was not asked. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They use the data to track changes in the global temperature, but are legally bound to keep it confidential. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Your call is strictly confidential. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A confidential report has warned the rounds could easily go off when rubbish is burnt or moved by binmen or ramblers. The Sun (2007)And in confidential reports they admit they TWICE lost track of him completely when he ended up sleeping rough. The Sun (2007)We were very aware of the importance of keeping that information confidential while the World Cup continued. The Sun (2007)The source said: 'The judge made it clear that all evidence should remain strictly confidential. The Sun (2008)Premiership Rugby has been condemned for keep the findings confidential, prompting claims of a whitewash. Times, Sunday Times (2015)THE man behind the war logs leak is a homeless rebel devoted to spilling highly sensitive, confidential documents for the world to see. The Sun (2010)What is known, so far, is that a former partner has left after giving confidential information about its clients to a trader who used it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'confidential'
British English: confidential /ˌkɒnfɪˈdɛnʃəl/ ADJECTIVE
Information that is confidential is meant to be kept secret.
This was confidential information about her private life.
- American English: confidential
- Arabic: سِرّيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: confidencial
- Chinese: 机密的
- Croatian: povjerljiv
- Czech: důvěrný
- Danish: fortrolig
- Dutch: vertrouwelijk
- European Spanish: confidencial
- Finnish: luottamuksellinen
- French: confidentiel
- German: vertraulich
- Greek: εμπιστευτικός
- Italian: riservato
- Japanese: 内密の
- Korean: 기밀의
- Norwegian: fortrolig
- Polish: poufny
- European Portuguese: confidencial
- Romanian: confidențial
- Russian: конфиденциальный
- Spanish: confidencial
- Swedish: konfidentiell
- Thai: เป็นความลับ
- Turkish: gizli
- Ukrainian: конфіденційний
- Vietnamese: bí mật
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