taciturn

  • 1 taciturn — TACITÚRN, Ă, taciturni, e, adj. Care vorbeşte puţin, tăcut din fire, închis în sine, posac. – Din fr. taciturne, lat. taciturnus. Trimis de ana zecheru, 04.12.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  Taciturn ≠ comunicativ, flecar, guraliv, limbut, palavragiu,… …

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  • 2 Taciturn — Tac i*turn, a. [L. taciturnus: cf. F. taciturne. See {Tacit}.] Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak. {Tac i*turn*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] Syn: Silent; reserved. Usage: {Taciturn}, {Silent}. Silent has reference to… …

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  • 3 taciturn us — index taciturn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 taciturn — I adjective brusque, close, closemouthed, curt, dumb, guarded, habitually silent, inarticulate, laconic, mum, mute, pauciloquent, quiet, reserved, restrained, reticent, secretive, silent, sparing of words, speechless, taciturnus, uncommunicative …

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  • 5 taciturn — (adj.) habitually silent, 1771, back formation from TACITURNITY (Cf. taciturnity) …

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  • 6 taciturn — *silent, uncommunicative, reserved, reticent, secretive, close, close lipped, closemouthed, tight lipped Analogous words: *dumb, mute, inarticulate: restrained, inhibited, curbed, checked (see RESTRAIN) Antonyms: garrulous: clamorous (especially… …

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  • 7 taciturn — [adj] uncommunicative aloof, antisocial, brooding, clammed up*, close, closemouthed*, cold, curt, distant, dour, dried up*, dumb, laconic, mum, mute, quiet, reserved, reticent, sententious, silent, sparing, speechless, tight lipped*, unexpressive …

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  • 8 taciturn — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. DERIVATIVES taciturnity noun taciturnly adverb. ORIGIN Latin taciturnus, from tacitus silent …

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  • 9 taciturn — [tas′ə tʉrn΄] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr taciturne; L taciturnus < tacere: see TACIT] almost always silent; not liking to talk; uncommunicative taciturnity [tas′ətʉr′nə tē] n. taciturnly adv …

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  • 10 taciturn — [[t]tæ̱sɪtɜː(r)n[/t]] ADJ GRADED A taciturn person does not say very much and can seem unfriendly. A taciturn man, he replied to my questions in monosyllables …

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  • 11 taciturn — adjective /ˈtæsɪtɜːn,ˈtæsɪtɝn/ Silent; temperamentally untalkative; disinclined to speak. The two sisters could hardly have been more different, one so boisterous and expressive, the other so taciturn and calm. Syn: reticent, untalkative Ant:… …

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  • 12 taciturn — See reticent. See reticent, taciturn …

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  • 13 taciturn — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. reticent, uncommunicative, silent, mute, speechless, close, mum, curt, close mouthed, sententious, sparing, not liking to talk; see also quiet 2 , reserved 3 . Ant. talkative*, loquacious, chatty. II (Roget s 3… …

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  • 14 taciturn — tac|i|turn [ tæsı,tɜrn ] adjective someone who is taciturn does not speak often and does not say very much ╾ tac|i|tur|ni|ty [ ,tæsı tɜrnəti ] noun uncount …

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  • 15 taciturn — adjective our taciturn daughter has suddenly become a little chatty Syn: untalkative, uncommunicative, reticent, unforthcoming, quiet, secretive, tight lipped, buttoned up, close mouthed; silent, mute, dumb, inarticulate; reserved, withdrawn Ant …

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  • 16 taciturn — UK [ˈtæsɪˌtɜː(r)n] / US [ˈtæsɪˌtɜrn] adjective someone who is taciturn does not speak often and does not say very much Derived word: taciturnity UK [ˌtæsɪˈtɜː(r)nətɪ] / US [ˌtæsɪˈtɜrnətɪ] noun uncountable …

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  • 17 taciturn — [ˈtæsɪˌtɜːn] adj someone who is taciturn does not say very much …

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  • 18 taciturn — adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French taciturne, from Middle French, from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus Date: 1734 temperamentally disinclined to talk Synonyms: see silent • taciturnity noun …

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  • 19 taciturn — taciturnly, adv. /tas i terrn /, adj. 1. inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation. 2. dour, stern, and silent in expression and manner. [1765 75; < L taciturnus, quiet, maintaining silence, equiv. to tacit(us)… …

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  • 20 taciturn — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brief, brooding, brusque, clipped, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, cut,… …

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