uncommunicative
adjective Date: 1691 not disposed to talk or impart information ; reserved

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  • uncommunicative — (adj.) 1690s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + COMMUNICATIVE (Cf. communicative) …   Etymology dictionary

  • uncommunicative — *silent, taciturn, reticent, reserved, secretive, close, close lipped, closemouthed, tight lipped Antonyms: communicative …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • uncommunicative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unwilling to talk or give out information …   English terms dictionary

  • uncommunicative — [un΄kə myo͞o′ni kāt΄iv, un΄kə myo͞o′ni kə tiv] adj. not communicative; tending to withhold information, opinions, feelings, etc.; reserved; taciturn uncommunicatively adv. uncommunicativeness n …   English World dictionary

  • uncommunicative — adj. uncommunicative about, regarding * * * [ˌʌnkə mjuːnɪkətɪv] regarding uncommunicative about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • uncommunicative — [[t]ʌ̱nkəmju͟ːnɪkətɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as uncommunicative, you are critical of them because they do not talk to other people very much and are unwilling to express opinions or give information. My daughter is… …   English dictionary

  • uncommunicative — adjective Tending not to communicate; not communicating. He asked and asked, but she remained silent and uncommunicative …   Wiktionary

  • uncommunicative — adjective their uncommunicative dinner guests made the evening seem terribly long Syn: taciturn, quiet, unforthcoming, reserved, reticent, laconic, tongue tied, mute, silent, tight lipped, close mouthed; guarded, secretive, close, private;… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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