Examples from the Web for reticence
But there's a reticence to discuss or consider such acts of violence committed by women as legitimate.Should Twitter Suspend LGBT Engineer Accused Of Raping Her Wife?|Emily Shire|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her reticence is not uncommon among online supporters of Officer Wilson.Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Has a Serious Online Fan Club|Gideon Resnick|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our reticence to state the obvious but unproven may be understandable, and even prudent, but it is not helpful.
This reticence—this reserve—suits Beck's voice and personality much better than the confessional self-consciousness of Sea Change.
It was natural that reticence would appear in their literature.
Her reticence and Uncle Piero's fatherly benevolence gave Franco time to place himself beyond the possibility of recall.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro
Above all, she liked the artist's eyes—those grey, steady eyes with their look of reticence so characteristic of the man himself.The Lamp of Fate|Margaret Pedler
Lady Hamilton may have had the self-control of an actress, but clearly not the reticence of a well-bred woman.The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
He has much of my father—your grandfather's reticence and dignity.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
You wonder, and perhaps are inclined to condemn our—well, our reticence about this news.The Message|Alec John Dawson
c.1600, from Middle French réticence (16c.), from Latin reticentia "silence, a keeping silent," from present participle stem of reticere "keep silent," from re- (see re-), + tacere "be silent" (see tacit). "Not in common use until after 1830" [OED].