[syn: privacy, privateness, secrecy, concealment]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Secrecy \Se"cre*cy\, n.; pl. Secrecies. [From Secret.]
1. The state or quality of being hidden; as, his movements
were detected in spite of their secrecy.
The Lady Anne,
Whom the king hath in secrecy long married. --Shak.
2. That which is concealed; a secret. [R.] --Shak.
3. Seclusion; privacy; retirement. "The pensive secrecy of
desert cell." --Milton.
4. The quality of being secretive; fidelity to a secret;
forbearance of disclosure or discovery.
It is not with public as with private prayer; in
this, rather secrecy is commanded than outward show.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the trait of keeping things secret [syn: secrecy,
2: the condition of being concealed or hidden [syn: privacy,
privateness, secrecy, concealment]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
81 Moby Thesaurus words for "secrecy":
Jim Crow, apartheid, apartness, burial, burying, censorship,
clandestineness, clouding, concealedness, concealment,
confidentiality, confidentially, covering, covering up, covertly,
covertness, darkening, deception, detachment, disappearance,
furtively, furtiveness, hiddenness, hiding, hugger-mugger,
hugger-muggery, hush, hush-hush, immateriality, imperceptibility,
indiscernibility, interment, invisibility, isolation, isolationism,
masking, mysteriously, mystery, mystification, nonappearance,
obscuration, obscurement, occultation, privacy, privately,
privatism, privatization, putting away, quarantine, recess,
reclusion, retirement, retreat, rustication, screening, seclusion,
secretion, secretively, secretiveness, secretly, secretness,
segregation, separation, sequestration, silence, sneakily,
splendid isolation, stealth, stealthily, subterfuge, suppression,
surreptitiously, surreptitiousness, the invisible, the unseen,
uncommunicativeness, unperceivability, unseeableness,
unsubstantiality, viewlessness, withdrawal