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Definition of reticent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reticent

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈretɪsnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈretɪsnt//
 
 
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(formal) unwilling to tell people about things synonym reserved, uncommunicative She was shy and reticent. reticent about something He was extremely reticent about his personal life. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin reticent- ‘remaining silent’, from the verb reticere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + tacere ‘be silent’.
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