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1. reticence

noun. ['ˈrɛtɪsəns'] the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary.

Synonyms

  • uncommunicativeness
  • taciturnity

Antonyms

  • improperness
  • impropriety
  • garrulity

Etymology

  • reticentia (Latin)
  • reticere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Reticence

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

Example sentences of the word reticence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Identifying the cause of a child's reticence is key to finding solutions.

Quotes containing the word reticence


1. In the liquid amber within the ivory porcelain, the initiated may touch the sweet reticence of Confucius, the piquancy of Laotse, and the ethereal aroma of Sakyamuni himself.
- Okakura Kakuzō, The Book of Tea

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