uncommunicative

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

Definition of uncommunicative

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

Examples of uncommunicative in a Sentence

  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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First Known Use of uncommunicative

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UNCOMMUNICATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

uncommunicative

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

Definition of uncommunicative for English Language Learners

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


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