Definitions and Examples of confidential, private, restricted
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Intended to be kept secret or private.
The company's financial records are confidential and cannot be shared with anyone outside the organization.
Belonging to or for the use of one particular person or group of people only; not for public use or knowledge.
He keeps his diary private and doesn't let anyone read it.
Limited in access, use, or availability.
The library has a restricted section that can only be accessed by authorized personnel.
Key Differences: confidential vs private vs restricted
- 1Confidential refers to information that is intended to be kept secret or private.
- 2Private refers to something that belongs to or is used by one person or group only.
- 3Restricted refers to something that has limited access, use, or availability.
Effective Usage of confidential, private, restricted
- 1Business Communication: Use confidential to indicate sensitive information that should not be shared with unauthorized parties.
- 2Personal Communication: Use private to indicate personal information that should not be shared with others.
- 3Access Control: Use restricted to indicate areas or resources that have limited access.
The antonyms of nonconfidential have distinct nuances: confidential refers to secret information, private refers to personal belongings or information, and restricted refers to limited access. Use these words in business and personal communication to indicate sensitive information or personal belongings, and in access control to indicate areas or resources with limited access.