taciturn meaning

[ 'tæsitə:n ] Pronunciation:   "taciturn" in a sentence
Adjective: taciturn  'tasi`turn
  1. Habitually reserved and uncommunicative

See also: buttoned-up [Brit], concise, incommunicative, reticent, taciturnity, taciturnly, uncommunicative, untalkative

Antonym: voluble

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  1. self-confident and taciturn he exuded authority.
  2. he was taciturn and unsociable, and rarely spoke to you.
  3. dinitz had replaced the taciturn yitzhak rabin in march.
  4. after opposing to the malady a taciturn resistance for a day or two, he was obliged to keep in his chamber.
  5. as such things are inclined to do, and gave to his wife's mind its subdued and tactful turn, anxious to avoid taciturn replies.

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