Complete Definition of "reticence"

English

Etymology
From L. reticentia < reticÄre

Noun
reticence

  1. the avoidance of saying too much
  2. a silent nature

Quotations
1897: You must not be angry with him, Art, because his very reticence means that all his brains are working for her good. &mdash; Dracula, Bram Stoker

Synonyms
reserve, secrecy, taciturnity
bashfulness, demureness, diffidence, quietness, reservation, shyness, timidity

Antonyms
openness, talkativeness
loquaciousness, ostentation

Related terms
reticent, reticently

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