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reticent

adjective
 
 
/ˈretɪsənt/
saying little about what you think or feel: He was reticent about his private life.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasiveShy and modestAnxious and worried
reticence
 
 
/ˈretɪsəns/ noun [U]
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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