reticence meaning

[ 'retisəns ] Pronunciation:   "reticence" in a sentence
Noun: reticence  retisuns
  1. The trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
    - reserve, taciturnity

Derived forms: reticences

See also: reticent

Type of: uncommunicativeness

Encyclopedia: Reticence


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  1. his reticence are more revealing than his speech.
  2. there is a quite natural reticence to reveal it to outsiders.
  3. there is a quite natural reticence for them to reveal it to outsiders.
  4. the thing that masked her as having passed the line was that she no longer had reticences before her husband.
  5. but his reticence of love prolonged it

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