closemouthed
adjective Date: 1881 cautious in speaking ; uncommunicative; also secretive

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  • Closemouthed — Close mouthed , a. Cautious in speaking; secret; wary; uncommunicative. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • closemouthed — index laconic, mute, taciturn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • closemouthed — close, close lipped, tight lipped, reticent, reserved, uncommunicative, *silent, taciturn, secretive Ant, Contrasted words: see those at CLOSE adj 3 …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • closemouthed — [adj] silent, reserved buttoned up*, clammed up*, close, close lipped, dummied up, have tight chops*, hush hush, on the Q. T.*, quiet, reticent, sedate, taciturn, tightlipped, uncommunicative, zipped one’s lips*; concept 267 Ant. chatty, open,… …   New thesaurus

  • closemouthed — [klōs′lipt′klōz′mouthd′, klōz′moutht′] adj. not talking much; telling little; taciturn: also closelipped [klōs′lipt′] …   English World dictionary

  • closemouthed — adj. closemouthed about * * * closemouthed about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • closemouthed — adjective reticent, secretive or uncommunicative As much so as possible; they have hardly a way that you would like, my dear maam; and are as closemouthed as if they were afraid of committing themselves …   Wiktionary

  • closemouthed — adjective inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it • Syn: ↑close, ↑closelipped, ↑secretive, ↑tightlipped • Similar to: ↑uncommunicative, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • closemouthed — /klohs mowdhd , mowtht /, adj. reticent; uncommunicative. [1880 85; CLOSE + MOUTH + ED3] Syn. tight lipped, diffident, taciturn, secretive. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

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