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reserved

adjective
 
 
/rɪˈzɜːvd/
not wanting to show what you are thinking or feeling: a quiet, reserved womanShy and modestAnxious and worriedNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
Translations of “reserved”
in Korean 내성적인…
in Arabic مُتحَفِّظ…
in Portuguese reservado, discreto…
in Japanese 無口な, 打ち解けない…
in Italian riservato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 拘謹, 矜持…
in Russian сдержанный, замкнутый…
in Turkish hislerini gizleyen, duygularını açığa vurmayan, itidalli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 拘谨, 矜持…
in Polish powściągliwy…
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