incommunicative

[ in-kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-tiv, -key- ]
/ ˌɪn kəˈmyu nɪ kə tɪv, -ˌkeɪ- /

adjective

not communicative; reserved; uncommunicative.

Nearby words

  1. incommodious,
  2. incommodity,
  3. incommunicability,
  4. incommunicable,
  5. incommunicado,
  6. incommutable,
  7. incompact,
  8. incomparability,
  9. incomparable,
  10. incomparably

Origin of incommunicative

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

Related formsin·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ly, adverbin·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for incommunicative

incommunicative

/ (ˌɪnkəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv) /

adjective

tending not to communicate with others; taciturn
Derived Formsincommunicatively, adverbincommunicativeness, noun

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