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"reticent" in British English

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reticentadjective

uk   /ˈret.ɪ.sənt/  us   /ˈret̬.ə-/ formal
reticence
noun [U] uk   us   /-səns/
His reticence about his past made them very ​suspicious.
reticently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of reticent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reticent" in American English

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reticentadjective

 us   /ˈret̬·ə·sənt/
unwilling to ​speak about ​yourthoughts or ​feelings: At first she was reticent, but ​later she ​relaxed and was more ​forthcoming.
reticence
noun [U]  us   /ˈret̬·ə·səns/
Due to his reticence, little is ​known about his ​personallife.
(Definition of reticent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reticent”
in Spanish Reservado…
in Vietnamese kín đáo…
in Malaysian berat untuk bercakap…
in Thai ซึ่งสงบปากสงบคำ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沉默寡言的, 不愿交谈的…
in Turkish az konuşur, ketum, ağzı sıkı…
in Russian скрытный, сдержанный…
in Indonesian enggan, cuek…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沈默寡言的, 不願交談的…
in Polish małomówny…
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