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RETICENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reticent mean? 

RETICENT (adjective)
  The adjective RETICENT has 3 senses:

1. temperamentally disinclined to talk
2. cool and formal in manner
3. reluctant to draw attention to yourself

  Familiarity information: RETICENT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETICENT (adjective)


Sense 1reticent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Temperamentally disinclined to talk

Synonyms:

reticent; untalkative

Similar:

taciturn (habitually reserved and uncommunicative)


Sense 2reticent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cool and formal in manner

Synonyms:

restrained; reticent; unemotional; reserved

Similar:

undemonstrative (not given to open expression of emotion)


Sense 3reticent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reluctant to draw attention to yourself

Synonyms:

self-effacing; reticent; retiring

Similar:

unassertive (inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence)


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