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English definition of “a man/woman of few words”

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a man/woman of few words

a man/woman who says very little: My father was a man of few words, but when he spoke it was worth listening to.
Translations of “a man/woman of few words”
in Chinese (Traditional) 少言寡語的男人/女人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 少言寡语的男人/女人…
(Definition of a man/woman of few words from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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