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I can't seem to remember the word (a noun) to fill in the blank space:

"Please keep this matter confidential" is equivalent to "I'd appreciate your _____ in the matter."

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  • How about "I'd appreciate your confidence in the matter"?
    – LCW
    May 8, 2015 at 6:08
  • The idiom is in confidence. It will have to be rephrased to something like Can I tell you something in confidence?
    – Tushar Raj
    May 8, 2015 at 6:16

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"I'd appreciate your discretion in the matter."

The quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offence or revealing confidential information:

[Oxford]

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    @DanBron: Hats off for sportsmanship!
    – Tushar Raj
    May 7, 2015 at 7:56
  • Very good one :)! May 7, 2015 at 8:32
  • What happened here?
    – LCW
    May 8, 2015 at 6:08
  • @LCW: We both posted the same answer simultaneously. I was a fraction of a second earlier, so Dan Bron voluntarily took down his answer. Now I'm 50 up, thanks to him.
    – Tushar Raj
    May 8, 2015 at 6:09
  • Apparently great minds think alike! I have experienced this on other SE sites too - it would be good if SE can implement a feature that shows the if and how many users are composing an answer. Of course, this comment belongs in Mother Meta....
    – LCW
    May 8, 2015 at 6:13
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I would appreciate your trustworthiness in this matter. I am relying on your trustworthiness in this matter. I hope you are a reliable confidant.

trust·wor·thy (trŭst′wûr′thē)
  • adj. trust·wor·thi·er, trust·wor·thi·est
  • Warranting trust; reliable. See Synonyms at reliable.
  • trust′wor′thi·ly adv.
  • trust′wor′thi·ness n.

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