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Spanish translation of “reticent”


adjective /ˈretəsənt/
( formal ) unwilling to talk about things
She was reticent to discuss the issue .
reticence /ˈretisəns/ noun
It took him a long time to overcome his natural reticence and talk about the incident .
(Definition of reticent from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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