adjective Date: 1670 uncommunicative

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  • 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

  • incommunicative — index inarticulate, mute, noncommittal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • incommunicative — [in΄kə myo͞o′ni kāt΄iv, in΄kə myo͞o′ni kə tiv] adj. not communicative; reserved; taciturn …   English World dictionary

  • 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 Uncommunicative …   Wiktionary

  • incommunicative — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. quiet, secretive, silent, uncommunicative; see reserved 3 , taciturn . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not speaking freely or openly: close, close mouthed, incommunicable, reserved, reticent, silent, taciturn,… …   English dictionary for students

  • incommunicative — adj. not communicative, inexpressive, undemonstrative,in·com mu·ni·ca·tive || ‚ɪŋkÉ™ mjuːnɪkeɪtɪv / kÉ™tɪv …   English contemporary dictionary

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

  • incommunicative — a. Reserved, unsociable, unsocial …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • incommunicative — adj quiet, closed mouthed, uncommunicative, silent, mum, mute, dumb, Sl. buttoned up; noncommittal, evasive; brief, of few words, laconic, terse, curt, short; unsociable, shy, reserved, reticent, taciturn …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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