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1. reticent

adjective. ['ˈrɛtɪsənt'] temperamentally disinclined to talk.

Synonyms

  • untalkative

Antonyms

  • unemotionality
  • passionate

Etymology

  • reticens (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Reticent

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word reticent


1. Verb, past participle
Why the Americas have been reticent in adopting the A-series sizes is up for debate.

2. Adjective
Recruiters know the value of maturity and are not reticent about making introductions for you.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Her mood seems to withdraw into a shell; her tone grows similarly reticent.

2. reticent

adjective. ['ˈrɛtɪsənt'] reluctant to draw attention to yourself.

Synonyms

  • unassertive
  • self-effacing

Antonyms

  • incoming
  • immodest
  • bold

Etymology

  • reticens (Latin)

3. reticent

adjective. ['ˈrɛtɪsənt'] cool and formal in manner.

Synonyms

  • unemotional
  • restrained

Antonyms

  • domineering
  • aggressive
  • unreserved

Etymology

  • reticens (Latin)
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