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reticence (n.)

c. 1600, from French réticence (16c.), from Latin reticentia "silence, a keeping silent," from present participle stem of reticere "keep silent," from re- (see re-), + tacere "be silent" (see tacit). "Not in common use until after 1830" [OED].

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Definitions of reticence from WordNet

reticence (n.)
the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary;
Synonyms: reserve / taciturnity
From wordnet.princeton.edu