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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The trait of being uncommunicative. The quality or state of being unwilling to talk about what you feel or what you know.

Usage examples (38)
  • Often among artists groups and networks I have found a reticence about raising issues relating directly to members' work.
  • That which we call reticence is more frequently an inability than an unwillingness to express itself.
  • You know my reticence is for an entirely different reason.
  • Even the Englishman's reticence is a negative sort of crime. for more
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