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 (ŭn′kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kā′tĭv, -kə-tĭv)
1. Not disposed to be communicative.
2. Characterized by reserve or a lack of expression: in an uncommunicative mood; an uncommunicative stare.

un′com·mu′ni·ca′tive·ly adv.
un′com·mu′ni·ca′tive·ness n.
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Noun1.uncommunicativeness - the trait of being uncommunicativeuncommunicativeness - the trait of being uncommunicative  
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
muteness, silence - a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising"
secrecy, secretiveness, silence - the trait of keeping things secret
reticence, taciturnity, reserve - the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
communicativeness - the trait of being communicative


The keeping of one's thoughts and emotions to oneself:
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