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tight·lipped

also tight-lipped  (tīt′lĭpt′)
adj.
1. Having the lips pressed together: a tightlipped smile.
2. Reluctant to speak; close-mouthed. See Synonyms at laconic.
3. Characterized by restraint or reserve in expression: The politician gave tightlipped responses to questions about the incident.

tight′lipped′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tightlipped - inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

tightlipped

also tight-lipped
adjective
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