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reticent

ret·i·cent

reticent

 
 
pronunciation:
re tih snt
part of speech: adjective
definition: reluctant to speak; not given to frequent speech; restrained; shy.
She was talkative, even glib, as a young woman, but she'd become more reticent as she got older.
synonyms:
quiet, reserved, restrained, taciturn
antonyms:
bluff, frank, garrulous, loquacious, spunky, talkative
similar words:
close-mouthed, hesitant, modest, reluctant, retiring, shy, silent, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
derivation: reticently (adv.)