incommunicative

(redirected from incommunicativeness)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to incommunicativeness: uncommunicativeness

in·com·mu·ni·ca·tive

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

in′com·mu′ni·ca·tive·ly adv.

incommunicative

(ˌɪnkəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv)
adj
tending not to communicate with others; taciturn
ˌincomˈmunicatively adv
ˌincomˈmunicativeness n

un•com•mu•ni•ca•tive

(ˌʌn kəˈmyu nɪ kə tɪv, -ˌkeɪ tɪv)

adj.
not inclined to talk or communicate; reserved; reticent.
[1685–95]
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

incommunicative

adjective
References in classic literature ?
Hardly a word or look had passed between him and Maggie in all the three weeks; but his usual incommunicativeness at home prevented this from being noticeable to their parents.
I pitied him from the bottom of my heart--but could not, for that reason, quite forgive his incommunicativeness in the matter of the "Last Supper.
We began to talk about her deepening incommunicativeness and inattention.