Incommunicativeness
Incommunicative In`com*mu"ni*ca*tive, a. Not communicative; not free or apt to impart to others in conversation; reserved; silent; as, the messenger was incommunicative; hence, not disposed to hold fellowship or intercourse with others; exclusive. [1913 Webster]

The Chinese . . . an incommunicative nation. --C. Buchanan. -- {In`com*mu"ni*ca*tive*ly}, adv. -- {In`com*mu"ni*ca*tive*ness}, n. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

His usual incommunicativeness. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]


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  • incommunicativeness — See incommunicatively. * * * …   Universalium

  • incommunicativeness — noun The state or condition of being incommunicative …   Wiktionary

  • incommunicativeness — incommunˈicativeness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑incommunicable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Incommunicative — In com*mu ni*ca*tive, a. Not communicative; not free or apt to impart to others in conversation; reserved; silent; as, the messenger was incommunicative; hence, not disposed to hold fellowship or intercourse with others; exclusive. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incommunicatively — Incommunicative In com*mu ni*ca*tive, a. Not communicative; not free or apt to impart to others in conversation; reserved; silent; as, the messenger was incommunicative; hence, not disposed to hold fellowship or intercourse with others; exclusive …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incommunicative — incommunicatively, adv. incommunicativeness, n. /in keuh myooh ni keuh tiv, kay /, adj. not communicative; reserved; uncommunicative. [1660 70; IN 3 + COMMUNICATIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • incommunicative — adjective another term for uncommunicative. Derivatives incommunicatively adverb incommunicativeness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • silence — n 1. stillness, still, hush; noiselessness, soundlessness, quiet, quietness, quietude, Chiefly Irish. whist, Sl. q.t.; peace, peacefulness, peaceableness, calm, calmness, placidity, serenity, tranquility, rest, repose. 2. muteness, Psychiatry.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • incommunicative — /ɪnkəˈmjunəkətɪv/ (say inkuh myoohnuhkuhtiv) adjective not communicative; reserved. –incommunicatively, adverb –incommunicativeness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • incommunicative — adj. not communicative; taciturn. Derivatives: incommunicatively adv. incommunicativeness n …   Useful english dictionary

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