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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reserve, reticence, taciturnity(noun)

    the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary

    Synonyms:
    stockpile, second-stringer, taciturnity, reservation, modesty, reserve, backlog, military reserve, substitute

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reticence

    Synonyms:
    reserve, silentness, refrain, repressiveness

    Antonyms:
    unreserve, abandon, garrulity, freedom

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reticence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reserve, taciturnity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reticence(n)

    Synonyms:
    reserve, uncommunicativeness, taciturnity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "reticence":

    reluctance, unwillingness, restraint, reticent, hesitation

How to pronounce reticence?

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How to use reticence in a sentence?

  1. Francesco Femia:

    I am worried there will be a reticence among some in the future to include those risks in their public reports for fear of having to deal with this political committee in the White House, because ultimately the heads of departments and agencies serve at the pleasure of the president.

  2. Press Secretary John Earnest:

    The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans, now I don't want to leave you with the impression that there is some imminent announcement, there is not, at least that I know of.

  3. Bob Rubin:

    The thing that maybe was a little surprising was the reticence of the defendants to step forward and do that. she couldn't say something that wasn't true.

  4. Graham Brady:

    I think the reticence is the concern that by promising to go on a certain timetable, it might make it less likely she would secure parliamentary approval for the withdrawal agreement, rather than more likely.

  5. Pope Francis:

    Without doubt, even moments of great difficulty, of tormented decisions of Christian and human prudence, that to some could have seemed like reticence, were instead attempts, humanly very difficult, to keep the light of humanitarian initiatives, of hidden but active diplomacy lit, in periods of greatest darkness and cruelty, in the hope of a possible opening of hearts.


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