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uncommunicative

[ uhn-kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-tiv, -key-tiv ]
/ ˌʌn kəˈmyu nɪ kə tɪv, -ˌkeɪ tɪv /
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adjective
not inclined to talk or disclose information; reserved; taciturn.
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Origin of uncommunicative

First recorded in 1685–95; un-1 + communicative

OTHER WORDS FROM uncommunicative

un·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ly, adverbun·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uncommunicative

uncommunicative
/ (ˌʌnkəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv) /

adjective
disinclined to talk or give information or opinions

Derived forms of uncommunicative

uncommunicatively, adverbuncommunicativeness, noun
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