- disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
- reluctant or restrained.
Origin of reticent
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1. taciturn, quiet, uncommunicative.
1. talkative, voluble.
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Examples from the Web for unreticent
But now my unreticent friend here has stated the facts, and I make my confession.The Crux
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- not open or communicative; not saying all that one knows; taciturn; reserved
C19: from Latin reticēre to keep silent, from re- + tacēre to be silent
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Word Origin and History for unreticent
1834, from Latin reticentem (nominative reticens), present participle of reticere "be silent" (see reticence).
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