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reticentadjective

uk   /ˈret.ɪ.sənt/  us   /ˈret̬.ə-/ formal
unwilling to speak about your thoughts or feelings: He is very reticent about his past. Most of the students were reticent about answering questions.
reticence
noun [U] uk   us   /-səns/
His reticence about his past made them very suspicious.
reticently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “reticent”
in Vietnamese kín đáo…
in Spanish Reservado…
in Thai ซึ่งสงบปากสงบคำ…
in Malaysian berat untuk bercakap…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沈默寡言的, 不願交談的…
in Indonesian enggan, cuek…
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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