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The couple are notoriously secretive about their relationship. The Sun (2010)The majority of such funds are highly secretive about their investments. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But show chiefs are notoriously secretive and often use code names. The Sun (2012)Most sovereign funds are opaque and highly secretive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The art world is notoriously secretive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Hedge fund managers are notoriously secretive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Getting in and out of the world 's most secretive dictatorship is not easy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The wealth management industry is notoriously secretive and does not publish figures for the performance of clients' portfolios. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The notoriously secretive group has set up a scheme to recruit university students after increased interest from under 25s. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And the report found the secretive nature of the migration policy-making has left voters feeling betrayed and hostile towards politicians. The Sun (2015)The fashion industry also appears to be taking lessons from its notoriously secretive counterpart and is pulling a cloak of mystery tightly around its financial affairs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Dealers are by nature secretive, and it was he who encouraged the organisation to be more open about life behind the scenes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The jury at Southwark crown court was offered a rare glimpse into the secretive world of bankers' pay packages. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: secretive ADJECTIVE
If you are secretive, you like to have secrets and to keep your knowledge, feelings, or intentions hidden.
Billionaires are usually fairly secretive about the exact amount that they're worth.
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