Definition of reticence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reticence

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈretɪsns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈretɪsns//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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a dislike of telling people about things That night she had overcome her natural reticence and talked about their married life.