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Definition of reticent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    reticent

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈrɛt̮əsnt//
     
     
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  1. 1unwilling to tell people about things synonym reserved, uncommunicative
  2. 2 She was shy and reticent. reticent about something He was extremely reticent about his personal life.
NAmE//ˈrɛt̮əsns//
 
noun [uncountable] (formal) That night she had overcome her natural reticence and talked about their married life.
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