|part of speech:
||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.
- quiet, reserved, restrained, taciturn
- bluff, frank, garrulous, loquacious, spunky, talkative
- similar words:
- close-mouthed, hesitant, modest, reluctant, retiring, shy, silent, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
||aloof, bashful, coy, demure, mousy, mum, noncommittal, private, unassuming