reticence


ret·i·cence

noun \ˈre-tə-sən(t)s\

Definition of RETICENCE

1
:  the quality or state of being reticent :  reserve, restraint
2
:  an instance of being reticent
3
:  reluctance 1

Examples of RETICENCE

  1. <the publisher's reticence to make content available online for free>

First Known Use of RETICENCE

1603

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