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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Reserved; quiet. Also: Not saying much, especially about one's thoughts.

Usage examples (32)
  • The student was reticent to express his opinions and ideas in class discussions.
  • MR. MCCURRY: Well I don't -- "reticent" is your word, not necessarily our word.
  • In Chausson, the result is a kind of reticent grandeur that I've always found intriguing.
  • The story also points out that this is at odds with the constant claim that McCain is "reticent" to discuss that past. for more
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