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Definition of Reticent

  • Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.

How to use reticent in a sentence. Reticent pronunciation.

The girl had all at once grown reticent, and her lips showed the less amiable possibilities of their contour.
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The typical Russian, as portrayed by Turgenev, says much, and does little; Solomin lives a life of cheerful, reticent activity.
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I think she was much attached to her husband; but she was reserved and reticent, and by no means took the place of Josephine with those who had enjoyed the happiness of being near the latter.
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Tarrant was struggling with repulsions and solicitudes of which he felt more than half ashamed; Nancy, reticent for many reasons, not the least of them a resentful pride, which for the moment overcame her fondness, endeavoured to speak of trivial things.
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He is so incorrigibly reticent.
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And yet, in view of fatal errors on the part of generals, the disobedience of orders, and the unfriendly detractions of Chase,-his able, but self-important Secretary of the Treasury,-not a word of reproach had fallen from him; he was still gentle, conciliatory, patient, forgiving on all occasions, and marvellously reticent and self-sustained.
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She did not question him, however, but Rachel was not so reticent. "Mercy on us, Cap'n Lote," she demanded, "what IS the matter?
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A member of the stake presidency in one of the stakes in southern Utah, in discussing this matter a short time ago, remarked that in his family of four boys one very definitely had decided to become a farmer and was already busy at getting acquainted with the details of the work; a second boy was devoted to music and voiced a very vigorous protest against farming; the third son was so bashful and reticent that he hadn't given expression to any notion of preference; the fourth, a happy-go-lucky sort of chap, free and noisy in his cutting up about the place, wasn't worrying about what he was to do in life-he just didn't want anything to do with strenuous effort.
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A diffidence, natural in the circumstances, prevented him from narrating the story of his temptation to the magistrates next morning, and Mr. Higgs was equally reticent.
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She was very reticent as to her past.
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The nights of golden Italy I'll pass beneath the firmament, Hid in the gondola's dark shade, Alone with my Venetian maid, Now talkative, now reticent; From her my lips shall learn the tongue Of love which whilom Petrarch sung.
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Abildgaard has left a record to the effect that at this time Thorwaldsen was very self-contained, reticent, and seemingly without ambition.
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The original Government party, which stood shoulder to Herzl in his brilliant but unsuccessful diplomatic schemes to secure a charter from the Sultan, upon the overthrow of the autocracy in Turkey (1908), has abandoned purely political Zionism, for the expedient reason that the Young Turk government has naturally been reticent in the granting of broad concessions.
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In his published works he was reticent on the matter of religion, and what he has left on the subject was not written with a view to publication.
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The police are very reticent in regard to the new information which they hold, but it is evident that at last they are confident of establishing a case.
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But the latter was singularly reticent, and again M. Max changed his tactics.
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As for her, she was the most reticent girl I ever knew, and but for her explosive temper, which betrayed her, she would have been a mystery.
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Reticent, often brusque, and sometimes mysterious in his manner of speech, there was not the slightest doubt that he was at work on something, and that he also had a very trying habit of closely studying every object, small or great, that came under his observation.
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Miriam, accompanied by melancholy Milcah, had remained with her companions instead of, as usual, calling upon the women to thank the Most High. Reuben, the husband of her sorrowful ward whom fear of disappointment still deterred from yielding to his newly-awakened hopes, was a quiet, reticent man, so the first messenger did not know whether he was among the liberated prisoners.
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There was upon her, too, that uneasy sense of shame which is apt to possess a reticent nature when it has been compelled, or tempted, to some unwonted freedom of speech.
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Examples of Reticent

Example #1
At dinner-time she had not returned.
Example #2
It being Saturday, Mumford was back early in the afternoon, and Miss Derrick's absence caused no grief.
Example #3
As the revolution is not at hand, the best thing to do in the interim is to accomplish something useful.
Example #4
His power of will is in inverse proportion to his fluency of speech.
Example #5
Notwithstanding the apparent submission with which she had bidden farewell to her Austrian household, it is certain that she had strong prejudices, not only against her own household, but also against that of the Emperor, and never addressed a gracious word to the persons in the Emperor's personal service.
Example #6
The latter had a charming grace, a kindness, an intelligence, and a devotion to her husband which the Emperor knew and appreciated at its full value; and though Marie Louise was younger, she was colder, and had far less grace of manner.