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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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Rhymes with Reticence

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

Sentences with reticence


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

Quotes about 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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