tight-mouthed
adjective Date: 1911 closemouthed

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  • tight-mouthed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : closemouthed * * * /tuyt mowdhd , mowtht /, adj. tight lipped. [1925 30] * * * tight mouthed «TYT MOWTHD, MOWTHT», adjective. 1. = close mouthed. (Cf. ↑close mouthed) 2. = tight lipped. (Cf. ↑tight …   Useful english dictionary

  • tight-mouthed — /tuyt mowdhd , mowtht /, adj. tight lipped. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • tight-lipped — /tuyt lipt /, adj. 1. speaking very little; taciturn; close mouthed. 2. having the lips drawn tight. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • tight-lipped — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. secretive, reticent. See taciturnity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. taciturn, reticent, secretive; see quiet 2 , reserved 3 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. silent, mute, taciturn, reserved,… …   English dictionary for students

  • tight-lipped — adj quiet, silent, close mouthed; tacit, speechless, voiceless, mum, mute; taciturn, reserved, shy, reticent, uncommunicative, unconversable, unconversational, untalkative; secretive, stand offish, unsociable; laconic, terse, short, brief …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • tight-lipped — adj silent, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, close lipped, close mouthed, quiet, reticent, taciturn, reserved, secretive, mum, mute ≠ talkative, forthcoming, garrulous …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tightlipped — tight·lipped also tight lipped (tītʹlĭptʹ) adj. 1. Having the lips pressed together. 2. Loath to speak; close mouthed. See Synonyms at silent.   tightʹlippedʹness n. * * * …   Universalium

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  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

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