confidential etymology

English word confidential comes from Latin confidentia (Assurance, confidence. Boldness, impudence, audacity.), English -al

Detailed word origin of confidential

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
confidentia Latin (lat) Assurance, confidence. Boldness, impudence, audacity.
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
confidential English (eng) (dated) Inclined to share confidences.. Kept, or meant to be kept, secret within a certain circle of persons; not intended to be known publicly.

Words with the same origin as confidential

Descendants of confidentia
confide
Descendants of -al
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