First Known Use of tight-lipped
Synonymsclosemouthed, dumb, laconic, reserved, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
Antonymsblabby, chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, motormouthed, mouthy, talkative, talky, unreserved
Related Wordsaloof, indrawn, inhibited, introverted, reserved, restrained; sedate, self-contained, sober, staid; backward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, modest, retiring, self-effacing, sheepish
Near Antonymsfree-spoken, outspoken, vocal; gossipy, talebearing; diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy; extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing, sociable
TIGHT-LIPPED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tight-lipped for English Language Learners
: not willing to speak about something
: having your lips pressed tightly together because you are thinking hard, angry, etc.
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