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    a word

    A person who keeps your secrets is called confidant. What adjective do you use to express this characteristic?

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    #2

    Re: a word

    dangerous?

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    #3

    Re: a word

    Perhaps trustworthy? Or discreet?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: a word

    Confidential.

    As 'the word' was confidant that would have been a better thread title.

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    Re: a word

    But confidential means secret.

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    #6

    Re: a word

    You can have a confidential secretary, for instance, who is trusted with things other people are not.

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    Re: a word

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can have a confidential secretary, for instance, who is trusted with things other people are not.
    Could be a BrE/AmE thing, but this usage doesn't sound familiar. Perhaps tight-lipped?

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    #9

    Re: a word

    To me, "hav[ing] a confidential secretary" sounds like you have a secret secretary that know one knows about

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    #10

    Re: a word

    Quote Originally Posted by chrysanthemum View Post
    But confidential means secret.
    A confidential secretary keeps his/her boss's secrets.

    Wouldn't you want your confidant to do that?

    Rover

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