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Synonyms for secretiveness

Synonyms for secretiveness

characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)

the trait of keeping things secret

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to confront problems rigorously and transparently, without shortcuts or secretiveness," he added.
For the foreseeable future, Iran will pursue relations with the region's democracies via a mix of Persian charm, trade and commercial offers, and secretiveness.
Tanner's subtle use of colour and perspective support the gentleness of the narrative, while also capturing the secretiveness of the garden and the personality of the fairy wrens in great detail.
Although her backstory has been hinted at on various occasions, like the way she shied away from lottery win publicity, the truth about her secretiveness has yet to be revealed.
Despite the claim by Thein Sein regime that they are in the process of implementation for democracy in Burma, deformed army officials in current regime exercise secretiveness. They do not seem they are transparent to the people and international community as it should be.
As it can be seen, content themes were divided into ten categories, namely: appropriate care with high quality, the right to have information, the right to confidentiality of information and secretiveness, the right to sign an informed consent, and observe patient's privacy, the right to rote independence, the right to be at peace, the right to express objections and complaints, the right to get compensation, as well as the right to enjoy the adequate resources and individual behavior.
Two essays pick up the folkloric theme, reading Whitman within the context of the tale of the "King with Donkey Ears," as a means to explore the tension between Whitman's openness and secretiveness. The king in the tale must acknowledge the (open) secret of his donkey ears, just as Whitman learns to acknowledge the secret of his forbidden desires, which can then become the seed from which his poetry springs.
The Soviets denied this request based on their lack of trust of the North Vietnamese and Moscow's frustration at North Vietnamese secretiveness about their military operations.
For some supervisors, trusting employees may involve an uncomfortable leap of faith, especially in organizations that have developed a culture of control and secretiveness.
Mrs Stoddart said: "Once again, Pembrokeshire County Council's (PCC) much-criticised cosy culture of secretiveness has laid it open to the charge of questionable spending at the taxpayers' expense.
The unnoticed occurrence of the Hellmayr's Pipit along the Espinhaco Range by modern field guides and handbooks can be attributed to: 1) the systematic overlooking of previously published papers (Willis and Oniki, 1991; Melo-Junior et al., 2001; Vasconcelos, 2001); 2) the difficulty of identification of South American Anthus to species level, as all of them are very similar to each other, a problem complicated by the large variation on plumage pattern and coloration depending on molt stage (Ridgely and Tudor, 1989; Sick, 1997); 3) the secretiveness of the members of this genus when not singing (Ridgely and Tudor, 1989); and 4) the poor knowledge of the avifauna of the Espinhaco Range.
Tell-tale warning signs include withdrawal, secretiveness, costly new possessions, and inexplicably large sums of cash.
Activists contend that secretiveness provides little incentive for others to comply on labor codes.
When they befriend Kai, another teen, they are intrigued by his casual attitude and secretiveness about his obvious access to unspoiled water.