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reserve

noun [U] (SHY BEHAVIOUR)    /rɪˈzɜːv/ US  /-ˈzɝːv/
the habit of not showing your feelings or thoughts: I took her out for a drink and tried to break through her reserve.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
(Definition of reserve noun (SHY BEHAVIOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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