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reticent (adj.)

"disposed to be silent, disinclined to speak freely," 1822, from Latin reticentem (nominative reticens), present participle of reticere "be silent, keep silent," from re-, here perhaps intensive (see re-), + tacere "be silent" (see tacit). Related: Reticently; reticency.

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Definitions of reticent

reticent (adj.)
temperamentally disinclined to talk;
Synonyms: untalkative
reticent (adj.)
cool and formal in manner;
Synonyms: restrained / unemotional
reticent (adj.)
reluctant to draw attention to yourself;
Synonyms: self-effacing / retiring
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