taciturn [ tas-i-turn ]
1. inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation.
2. dour, stern, and silent in expression and manner.
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WORDS RELATED TO TACITURN
reticent, aloof, dour, laconic, antisocial, close, cold, curt, distant, dumb, mum, mute, quiet, reserved, sententious, silent, sparing, speechless, tight-lipped, withdrawn
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1. silent, uncommunicative, reticent, quiet.
Origin: 1765–75; < Latin taciturnus, quiet, maintaining silence, equivalent to tacit(us) silent (see tacit) + -urnus adj. suffix of time
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No one would confuse him the taciturn, forgetful and vengeful Senate Majority Leader.
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Tall and taciturn, he exuded the easy authority of a young man used to money and the deference that came with it.
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The exuberant, indefatigable Democrat from Oregon and the dour, taciturn Republican from New Hampshire made an odd couple.
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But he was also taciturn, rarely betraying his inner thoughts, his friends have said.
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