not inclined to talk or disclose information; reserved; taciturn.
- un·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ly, adverb
- un·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ness, noun
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How to use uncommunicative in a sentence
Jim Doyle was the uncommunicative spokesman for Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski at the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.
Inside the main cabin, the family huddled before the fire, as uncommunicative as cattle.The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
Smith was unusually absent and uncommunicative, to such a degree that Nickelsen at last asked him point blank what was the matter.Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
The chief distinction in the temperament of the sexes is that the men are frank and talkative, the women shy and uncommunicative.
Here are two stray utterances, worth gathering from a man so uncommunicative in that form.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
But the young ladies were arch and uncommunicative, pretending that their attention was engaged in their hospitable duties.The Mark Of Cain | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for uncommunicative
disinclined to talk or give information or opinions
- uncommunicatively, adverb
- uncommunicativeness, noun
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