uncommunicative

[ uhn-kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-tiv, -key-tiv ]
/ ˌʌn kəˈmyu nɪ kə tɪv, -ˌkeɪ tɪv /

adjective

not inclined to talk or disclose information; reserved; taciturn.

Origin of uncommunicative

First recorded in 1685–95; un-1 + communicative
Related formsun·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ly, adverbun·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ness, noun
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uncommunicative

/ (ˌʌnkəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv) /

adjective

disinclined to talk or give information or opinions
Derived Formsuncommunicatively, adverbuncommunicativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uncommunicative

uncommunicative


adj.

1690s, from un- (1) "not" + communicative.

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