What does the word reticent mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Anthony Trollope
  2. Peggy, the reserved and dignified; Peggy, who was so scrupulously reticent about her own feelings! – More About Peggy by 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 by Frank Preston Stearns