Meaning of “reticent” in the English Dictionary

"reticent" in British English

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reticentadjective

uk /ˈret.ɪ.sənt/ us /ˈret̬.ə.sənt/ formal
reticence
noun [ U ] uk /ˈret.ɪ.səns/ us /ˈret̬.ə.səns/

His reticence about his past made them very suspicious.
reticently
adverb uk /ˈret.ɪ.sənt.li/ us /ˈret̬.ə.sənt.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 your thoughts 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 personal life.

(Definition of “reticent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)