taciturn


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tac·i·turn

 (tăs′ĭ-tûrn′)
adj.
1. Habitually untalkative. See Synonyms at laconic.
2. Characterized by reserve or a lack of expression: "Beneath his taciturn exterior was an optimist" (Buzz Bizzinger).

[French taciturne, from Old French, from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus, silent; see tacit.]

tac′i·tur′ni·ty (-tûr′nĭ-tē) n.
tac′i·turn·ly adv.

taciturn

(ˈtæsɪˌtɜːn)
adj
habitually silent, reserved, or uncommunicative; not inclined to conversation
[C18: from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus silent, from tacēre to be silent]
ˌtaciˈturnity n
ˈtaciˌturnly adv

tac•i•turn

(ˈtæs ɪˌtɜrn)

adj.
1. inclined to silence; reserved in speech; uncommunicative.
2. dour, stern, and silent in expression and manner.
[1765–75; < Latin taciturnus=tacit(us) silent (see tacit) + -urnus adj. suffix of time]
tac`i•tur′ni•ty, n.
tac′i•turn`ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.taciturn - habitually reserved and uncommunicative
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
concise - expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"
voluble - marked by a ready flow of speech; "she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations"

taciturn

taciturn

adjective
Translations
silentema
hallgatag

taciturn

[ˈtæsɪtɜːn] ADJtaciturno

taciturn

[ˈtæsɪtɜːrn] adjtaciturne

taciturn

taciturn

[ˈtæsɪˌtɜːn] adjtaciturno/a
References in classic literature ?
Astley was a man so shy, reserved, and taciturn in his manner that one might have looked for anything from him.
Always of a sedate, taciturn disposition, he now fell into so deep a dejection that nothing could hold his attention, yet anything--a footfall, the sudden closing of a door--aroused in him a fitful interest; one might have called it an apprehension.
He was the gaunt, taciturn individual we had seen at the wheel.
He was taciturn, and what Philip learnt about him he learnt from others: it appeared that he had fought with Garibaldi against the Pope, but had left Italy in disgust when it was clear that all his efforts for freedom, by which he meant the establishment of a republic, tended to no more than an exchange of yokes; he had been expelled from Geneva for it was not known what political offences.
The other person was the doctor, who had also a kindly feeling for him; but there had long existed a taciturn understanding between them that both were weighed down by work, and always in a hurry.
more than six feet high), strongly built, grave and taciturn, occasionally violent, and very passionate when contradicted.
He talked very little, and seemed all the more mysterious for his taciturn manner.
He soon proved a heavy clog upon the little party, being doltish and taciturn, lazy in the extreme, and a huge feeder.
After a few moments of profound silence, he turned to Kennedy, who sat there no less taciturn.
At dinner the prince usually spoke to the taciturn Michael Ivanovich more often than to anyone else.
As long as the paralysis was upon him, and it seemed as if he might always be in a childlike condition of dependence,--as long as he was still only half awakened to his trouble,--Maggie had felt the strong tide of pitying love almost as an inspiration, a new power, that would make the most difficult life easy for his sake; but now, instead of childlike dependence, there had come a taciturn, hard concentration of purpose, in strange contrast with his old vehement communicativeness and high spirit; and this lasted from day to day, and from week to week, the dull eye never brightening with any eagerness or any joy.
Grandmother always talked, dear woman: to herself or to the Lord, if there was no one else to listen; but grandfather was naturally taciturn, and Jake and Otto were often so tired after supper that I used to feel as if I were surrounded by a wall of silence.