Definition of 'reticent'
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In our world of loud images, all jostling for attention, his bleached pictures seem reticent as ghosts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Fear of regional war has flushed normally reticent governments into openly declaring their allegiances. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But luxury to me is a question of elegance and elegance is always reticent. The Education of a Gardener (1994)One of their vital tasks is precisely to get men and their families to be less reticent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why are so many people reticent when they should be reluctant? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet she seems reticent to talk about the help she must have had. The Sun (2015)He was not always so reticent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The 66-year-old was not always this reticent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is quiet, withdrawn and strangely reticent for a man of such eloquence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You could hardly make this up, and a less reticent narrator might have turned it into a ripping yarn. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Others have been less reticent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some people just are reticent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was always very reticent about his wound, refusing publicly to discuss it or the pain and discomfort he often suffered thereafter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Although he is extremely reticent when it comes to discussing them, the very real risks of his job have new meaning now. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So why is the normally reticent Santo moving into the spotlight as a would-be politician? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet other Florida Republicans were less reticent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Westminster politicians, meanwhile, seem strangely reticent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In fact, he was a rather solitary, reticent man who took himself and his turkeys extremely seriously. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But on his own he's less reticent and as we speak about the final I am blown away by his calm assurance. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'reticent'
British English: reticent ADJECTIVE
Someone who is reticent does not tell people about things.
She is so reticent about her achievements.
Definition of reticent from the Collins English Dictionary
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