- reticular activating system
Origin of reticent
Examples from the Web for reticent
Back home in New Orleans, Donovan is reticent and Pleasant is reflective, but neither man fit in.'Fives and Twenty-Fives' Is Fiction Honed in a Combat Zone|Brian Castner|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
President James Madison, at the time closely allied with Thomas Jefferson, was not reticent about discussing wealth inequality.A Founding Father Profit Sharing Fix for Inequality|Joseph Blasi|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, unlike most of the men on this show, that small fact has made him reticent to start a relationship with his new protégé.Where ‘Mad Men’ Left Off: A Primer for Season Seven|Amy Zimmerman|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, it possessed the French quality of taste: taste reigned supreme, self-controlled, dignified and reticent.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Leno asked why he has been so reticent to publicize his opinions about President Obama and his policies.
Never had the Rangers found their parents so smiling and also so reticent as at supper-time.
But now he had become at the first reticent, and finally said: "Vote."Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler|Pardee Butler
It produced in me one of those effusions of communicativeness to which, I am told, all reticent people are occasionally subject.Masterpieces of Mystery|Various
When questioned by the House of Assembly, he adopted a reticent attitude and made equivocating statements.The Development of Rates of Postage|A. D. Smith
Mrs. Dorriman, reserved and reticent, had one great hope in all this.Mrs. Dorriman, Volume 3 of 3|Julie Bosville Chetwynd
Word Origin for reticent
1834, from Latin reticentem (nominative reticens), present participle of reticere "be silent" (see reticence).