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reticent


reticent

adjective

Definition of RETICENT

1
given to keeping one's activities hidden from public observation or knowledge <the panel decided to investigate the fraud charges against the company, which has always been reticent about its internal operations>
2
tending not to speak frequently (as by habit or inclination) <her husband is by nature a reticent person, and she resigned herself to that fact long ago>
3
slow to begin or proceed with a course of action because of doubts or uncertainty <understandably, she's reticent about becoming involved with another evangelical religious sect>
Synonyms cagey (also cagy), disinclined, dubious, indisposed, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, reticent
Antonyms disposed, inclined

February 27, 2015
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