Taciturnly
Taciturn Tac"i*turn, a. [L. taciturnus: cf. F. taciturne. See {Tacit}.] Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak. -- {Tac"i*turn*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Silent; reserved.

Usage: {Taciturn}, {Silent}. Silent has reference to the act; taciturn, to the habit. A man may be silent from circumstances; he is taciturn from disposition. The loquacious man is at times silent; one who is taciturn may now and then make an effort at conversation. [1913 Webster]


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  • taciturnly — taciturn ► ADJECTIVE ▪ reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. DERIVATIVES taciturnity noun taciturnly adverb. ORIGIN Latin taciturnus, from tacitus silent …   English terms dictionary

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  • taciturnly — adv. in a silent and uncommunicative manner, reticently …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • taciturn — taciturnly, adv. /tas i terrn /, adj. 1. inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation. 2. dour, stern, and silent in expression and manner. [1765 75; < L taciturnus, quiet, maintaining silence, equiv. to tacit(us)… …   Universalium

  • mutely — adverb without speaking (Freq. 3) he sat mutely next to her • Syn: ↑wordlessly, ↑silently, ↑taciturnly • Derived from adjective: ↑taciturn (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • silently — adverb without speaking (Freq. 4) he sat mutely next to her • Syn: ↑mutely, ↑wordlessly, ↑taciturnly • Derived from adjective: ↑taciturn (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wordlessly — adverb without speaking (Freq. 1) he sat mutely next to her • Syn: ↑mutely, ↑silently, ↑taciturnly • Derived from adjective: ↑taciturn (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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