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 (ĭn′kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kə-tĭv, -kā′tĭv)
Not disposed to be forthcoming or communicative; uncommunicative: an incommunicative press secretary.

in′com·mu′ni·ca·tive·ly adv.


tending not to communicate with others; taciturn
ˌincomˈmunicatively adv
ˌincomˈmunicativeness n


(ˌʌn kəˈmyu nɪ kə tɪv, -ˌkeɪ tɪv)

not inclined to talk or communicate; reserved; reticent.
un`com•mu′ni•ca•tive•ly, adv.
un`com•mu′ni•ca•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinionsincommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
inarticulate, unarticulate - without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"
taciturn - habitually reserved and uncommunicative


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replied the ancient chair, in a quiet and easy tone, for it had now cleared its throat of the dust of ages, "I am naturally a silent and incommunicative sort of character.
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The last government was accused of being incommunicative.
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He's distant after a trip, incommunicative for days after the first kiss and the little presents.
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