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uncommunicative

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1 deliberately refraining from speech
  • the child was uncommunicative and unhelpful to school investigators

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2 given to keeping one's activities hidden from public observation or knowledge
  • intelligence agencies must be uncommunicative about their operations if they are to be at all effective

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3 tending not to speak frequently (as by habit or inclination)
  • resigned to the fact that her husband was always going to be an uncommunicative partner

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The first known use of uncommunicative was in 1691

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“Uncommunicative.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/uncommunicative. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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