disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
reluctant or restrained.
Origin of reticent
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Related Words for unreticentcandid, blunt, strident, vocal, forthright, abrupt, artless, direct, frank, free, open, plain, point-blank, round, square, straightforward, unceremonious, unequivocal, plain-spoken, unreticent
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Historical Examples of unreticent
But now my unreticent friend here has stated the facts, and I make my confession.The Crux
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
not open or communicative; not saying all that one knows; taciturn; reserved
Word Origin for reticent
C19: from Latin reticēre to keep silent, from re- + tacēre to be silent
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1834, from Latin reticentem (nominative reticens), present participle of reticere "be silent" (see reticence).
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