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ˈrɛt ə səntret·i·cent

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  1. reticentadjective

    Synonyms:
    reserved, restrained, tight-lipped

  2. reticentadjective

    Keeping one's thoughts and opinions to oneself; reserved or restrained.

    Synonyms:
    restrained, tight-lipped, reserved

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. reticent

    Dumb, mute, silent and speechless refer to fact or state; taciturn refers to habit and disposition. The talkative person may be stricken dumb with surprise or terror; the obstinate may remain mute; one may be silent through preoccupation of mind or of set purpose; but the taciturn person is averse to the utterance of thought or feeling and to communication with others, either from natural disposition or for the occasion. One who is silent does not speak at all; one who is taciturn speaks when compelled, but in a grudging way that repels further approach. Reserved suggests more of method and intention than taciturn, applying often to some special time or topic; one who is communicative regarding all else may be reserved about his business. Reserved is thus closely equivalent to uncommunicative, but is a somewhat stronger word, often suggesting pride or haughtiness, as when we say one is reserved toward inferiors. Compare PRIDE.

    Synonyms:
    close, dumb, mute, reserved, silent, speechless, taciturn, uncommunicative

    Antonyms:
    communicative, free, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, unreserved

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. reticent

    Synonyms:
    silent, taciturn, voiceless, still, re-

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. reticent, untalkativeadjective

    temperamentally disinclined to talk

    Synonyms:
    untalkative, retiring, restrained, self-effacing, unemotional

    Antonyms:
    self-assertive, assertive, self-asserting, voluble, demonstrative

  2. restrained, reticent, unemotionaladjective

    cool and formal in manner

    Synonyms:
    restrained, guarded, moderate, untalkative, retiring, self-effacing, quiet, unemotional

    Antonyms:
    self-asserting, self-assertive, demonstrative, voluble, assertive

  3. reticent, self-effacing, retiringadjective

    reluctant to draw attention to yourself

    Synonyms:
    retiring(a), restrained, preceding(a), self-effacing, untalkative, retiring, unassuming, unemotional, past(a)

    Antonyms:
    assertive, self-asserting, demonstrative, voluble, self-assertive

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  1. shy

    Submitted by anonymous on September 6, 2020  

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  1. reticentadjective

    Synonyms:
    reserved, taciturn, silent (by habit)

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  1. reticentadjective

    Synonyms:
    taciturn, reserved, uncommunicative

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "reticent":

    reluctant, timid, hesitant, reserved, unwilling, secretive, reticence

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#390still
#735close
#4205quiet
#5152silent
#5420moderate
#9564dumb
#14720reluctant
#15923mute
#19227retiring
#19538unwilling
#23015guarded
#26149restrained
#32220hesitant
#33672timid
#39678speechless
#40528secretive
#61086unassuming
#69752voiceless
#81424reticent
#94220reticence
#116926taciturn
#143480unemotional
#241021uncommunicative

How to use reticent in a sentence?

  1. Isabelle Defourny:

    The high mortality rate is tragic for the populations and makes it even harder to contain the epidemic because the patients, in the absence of effective treatments, are understandably reticent about coming to centres.

  2. William Lee:

    That high level of trade uncertainty is causing manufacturing firms to be reticent to make investments. That high degree of uncertainty is a drag on U.S. growth, the real issue is that China wants respect. China wants a face-saving way of coming to the table.

  3. Nicola Clark:

    The idea was to pool expertise in a single project. They had to fight the reticent impulses of national governments that were not yet sure if they wanted to co-operate politically.

  4. Benjamin Roberts:

    Religious rectitude is the sanctuary of the intellectually reticent

  5. Stefan Worrall:

    The ECB decision is seen as very positive now that markets have digested what it all means, but conviction perhaps isn't as strong as it should be as investors exercise a bit of caution, i don't think investors are expecting anything drastic from the BOJ, especially given the fact that they are meeting before the FOMC and will be reticent about making a big aggressive gamble ahead of a Fed meeting.


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