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uncommunicative

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adjective un·com·mu·ni·ca·tive \-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tiv, -ni-kə-tiv\

Simple Definition of uncommunicative

  • : not tending or liking to talk or give out information

Full Definition of uncommunicative

  1. :  not disposed to talk or impart information :  reserved

Examples of uncommunicative

  1. <the child was uncommunicative and unhelpful to school investigators>

  2. <intelligence agencies must be uncommunicative about their operations if they are to be at all effective>



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