non·​com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tive ˌnän-kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tiv How to pronounce noncommunicative (audio)
: not communicative:
: unable or not tending to communicate information, thoughts, or feelings
a noncommunicative patient
a shy, noncommunicative [=uncommunicative] person
: not of or relating to communication
noncommunicative gestures

Examples of noncommunicative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 14-year-old girl was noncommunicative and standing in water up to her chest, Jansen said. Kimberly Fornek,, 24 Mar. 2021 People inside the campaign repeatedly described him as keeping a low profile - or noncommunicative, in the view of his critics. Author: Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey, Matt Viser, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncommunicative was in 1847

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“Noncommunicative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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