reticent

Part of speech: adjective

Reserved in utterance.

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Usage examples "reticent":

  1. Mr Whittlestaff also had seen the necessity for open speech; and though he was a man generally reticent as to his own affairs, thought it would be better to let the truth be known at once. - "An Old Man's Love", Anthony Trollope.
  2. Peggy, the reserved and dignified; Peggy, who was so scrupulously reticent about her own feelings! - "More About Peggy", Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey.
  3. He may have been a reticent man, but never a bold one, and we find in him a new departure. - "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.