I adjective cautious, concise, confidential, constrained, detached, distant, evasive, guarded, laconic, mute, noncommittal, recondite, remote, reserved, restrained, retiring, secretive, sparing of words, standoffish, succinct, taciturn, uncommunicative, unobtrusive, unresponsive, withdrawn II index discreet, guarded, inarticulate, laconic, mute, noncommittal, taciturn, unobtrusive, unresponsive

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  • Reticent — Ret i*cent, a. [L. reticens, p. pr. of reticere to keep silence; re + tacere to be silent. See {Tacit}.] Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reticent — (adj.) 1834, from L. reticentem, prp. of reticere (see RETICENCE (Cf. reticence)) …   Etymology dictionary

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