having or showing a disposition to secrecy; reticent:
He seems secretive about his new job.
inclined to secrecy; reticent
another word for secretory
- Secret key
noun See private key
adjective 1. done, made, or conducted without the knowledge of others: secret negotiations. 2. kept from the knowledge of any but the initiated or privileged: a secret password. 3. faithful or cautious in keeping confidential matters confidential; close-mouthed; reticent. 4. designed or working to escape notice, knowledge, or observation: a secret drawer; the secret police. […]
secretoinhibitory se·cre·to·in·hib·i·to·ry (sĭ-krē’tō-ĭn-hĭb’ĭ-tôr’ē) adj. Acting to restrain or curb secretion.
secretomotor se·cre·to·mo·tor (sĭ-krē’tō-mō’tər) or se·cre·to·mo·to·ry (-mō’tə-rē) adj. Acting to stimulate secretion.