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incommunicative

[ in-kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-tiv, -key- ]

adjective

  1. not communicative; reserved; uncommunicative.


incommunicative

/ ˌɪnkəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv /

adjective

  1. tending not to communicate with others; taciturn


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Derived Forms

  • ˌincomˈmunicativeness, noun
  • ˌincomˈmunicatively, adverb

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Other Words From

  • incom·muni·ca·tive·ly adverb
  • incom·muni·ca·tive·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of incommunicative1

First recorded in 1660–70; in- 3 + communicative

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Example Sentences

I certainly did not impose any unfair burden upon her incommunicative disposition.

When you met him on the stairs he was incommunicative and gloomy; and whatever you asked him to do he was too busy to do it.

The clerk found him to the last degree incommunicative; and nothing could be discovered from him but what the papers disclosed.

Indeed, I did not discover that Melindy could talk that day; she was very silent, very incommunicative.

How miserable, how deservedly miserable is an incommunicative selfishness!

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