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
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n the condition of being concealed or hidden

Synonyms:
concealment, privacy, privateness
Types:
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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
Type of:
isolation
a state of separation between persons or groups

n the trait of keeping things secret

Synonyms:
secretiveness, silence
Types:
mum
secrecy
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uncommunicativeness
the trait of being uncommunicative

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