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Pronunciation:  `kânfi'denshul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  the level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified
  2. [adj]  denoting confidence or intimacy; "a confidential approach"; "in confidential tone of voice"
  3. [adj]  (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "closet information"; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications"
  4. [adj]  entrusted with private information and the confidence of another; "a confidential secretary"

CONFIDENTIAL is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: classified, close, closet(a), private, secret



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con`fi*den"tial\, a. [Cf. F. confidentiel.]
1. Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in;
   trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk.

2. Communicated in confidence; secret. ``Confidential
   messages.'' --Burke.

{Confidential communication} (Law) See {Privileged
   communication}, under {Privileged}.

{Confidential creditors}, those whose claims are of such a
   character that they are entitled to be paid before other

{Confidential debts}, debts incurred for borrowed money, and
   regarded as having a claim to be paid before other debts.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: auricular, between us, chummy, classified, close, closet, esoteric, hushed, hush-hush, in petto, inside, intimate, not for publication, off the record, private, privileged, sealed, secret, thick, tried, trustworthy, trusty, under privilege, unpublishable