reticence

[ ret-uh-suhns ]
/ ˈrɛt ə səns /

noun

the state of being reticent, or reserved, especially with regard to speaking freely; restraint: His natural reticence seemed to disappear under the influence of alcohol.

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Sometimes ret·i·cen·cy .

OTHER WORDS FROM reticence

non·ret·i·cence, noun
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