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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.
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|Noun||1.||taciturnity - the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary|
uncommunicativeness - the trait of being uncommunicative
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taciturnity[ˌtæsɪˈtɜːnɪtɪ] N → taciturnidad f
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