secrecy

Secrecy is a word for a state or condition where things are concealed or hidden. CIA agents and conspirators know a lot about secrecy.

Since a secret is something some people don't know, secrecy is all about keeping things private or concealed. Being a spy involves a lot of secrecy. When information is important or sensitive, people try to create secrecy. Also, you can say secrecy is a quality people have, like courage. Someone who doesn't gossip has a good sense of secrecy. When all lips are sealed, there's secrecy.

Definitions of secrecy
  1. noun
    the condition of being concealed or hidden
    synonyms: concealment, privacy, privateness
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    covertness, hiddenness
    the state of being covert and hidden
    bosom
    the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept
    confidentiality
    the state of being secret
    hiding
    the state of being hidden
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    isolation
    a state of separation between persons or groups
  2. noun
    the trait of keeping things secret
    synonyms: secretiveness, silence
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    secrecy
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    uncommunicativeness
    the trait of being uncommunicative
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