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reticent

adjective uk   /ˈret.ɪ.sənt/ us    /ˈret̬.ə-/ formal
unwilling to speak about your thoughts or feelings: He is very reticent about his past. Most of the students were reticent about answering questions.
reticence
noun [U] uk   /-səns/ us  
His reticence about his past made them very suspicious.
reticently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “reticent”
in Spanish Reservado…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沈默寡言的, 不願交談的…
in Russian скрытный, сдержанный…
in Turkish az konuşur, ketum, ağzı sıkı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沉默寡言的, 不愿交谈的…
in Polish małomówny…
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