Definitions for reticence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reserve, reticence, taciturnity(noun)

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


  1. reticence(Noun)

    tight-lippedness, discretion, avoidance of saying too much

  2. reticence(Noun)

    a silent and reserved nature

  3. Origin: From reticentia, from reticere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reticence(noun)

    the quality or state of being reticent, or keeping silence; the state of holding one's tonque; refraining to speak of that which is suggested; uncommunicativeness

  2. Reticence(noun)

    a figure by which a person really speaks of a thing while he makes a show as if he would say nothingon the subject

  3. Origin: [L. reticentia: cf. F. rticence.]

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