Close-tongued
Close-tongued Close"-tongued`, a. Closemouthed; silent. ``Close-tongued treason.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • close-tongued — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : closemouthed * * * closeˈ tongued adjective (archaic) Cautious in speaking, reticent • • • Main Entry: ↑close * * * close tongued «KLOHS TUHNGD», adjective. = close mouthed. (Cf. ↑close mouthed) …   Useful english dictionary

  • close — Synonyms and related words: Autobahn, Spartan, US highway, abandonment, abbreviated, abort, about, about to be, abridged, abstruse, accented, accommodate, accost, accurate, adjacent, adjust, advance, agree, airless, airtight, alert, all but,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • brusque — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abrupt, aggressive, aposiopestic, artless, bearish, beastly, bluff, blunt, brash, brief, broad, candid, cavalier, churlish, clipped, close, close tongued, closemouthed, compact,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • closemouthed — Synonyms and related words: brief, brusque, close, close lipped, close tongued, concise, curt, dark, discreet, dumb, economical of words, evasive, indisposed to talk, laconic, mum, mute, quiet, reserved, reticent, secret, secretive, shifty, short …   Moby Thesaurus

  • reserved — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aloof, antisocial, aposiopestic, backward, bashful, blank, brief, brusque, ceremonious, chilled, chilly, clipped, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, cold,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • reticent — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, aloof, backward, bashful, blank, chilled, chilly, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, cold, constrained, cool, detached, discreet, distant, expressionless, forbidding, frigid, frosty, guarded,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • silent — Synonyms and related words: aphonic, brief, brusque, calm, checked, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, concise, curbed, curt, dumb, echoless, economical of words, hush as death, hushed, implicit, implied, inactive, inarticulate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • taciturn — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brief, brooding, brusque, clipped, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, cut,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • uncommunicative — Synonyms and related words: aloof, autistic, bashful, canny, careful, cautious, circumspect, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, dark, deliberate, discreet, disinclined to communicate, dissociable, distant, evasive, gingerly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wordless — Synonyms and related words: anaudic, aphasic, aphonic, breathless, brief, brusque, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, concise, curt, dumb, dumbfounded, dumbstricken, dumbstruck, economical of words, implicit, implied, inarticulate …   Moby Thesaurus

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