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English definition of “a man/woman of few words”

a man/woman of few words

a man/woman who says very little: My father was a man of few words, but when he spoke it was worth listening to.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
(Definition of a man/woman of few words from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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