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taciturn

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Definition with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • She is taciturn by nature, but people like her once they get to know her.
taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • She's a bit taciturn by nature, but before breakfast you'd think she is deaf and mute.
  • taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • Her exotic look and taciturn manner made her all the more mysterious.
  • But after that one afternoon of talk, Meo was his taciturn self again, saying little, keeping his thoughts to himself.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • Taciturn and withdrawn boys who hadn't so much as grunted for the first two-thirds of practice now shouted insistently for the ball.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • Only old Benjamin was much the same as ever, except for being a little grayer about the muzzle, and, since Boxer's death, more morose and taciturn than ever.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • taciturn = quiet
  • ...but grandfather was naturally taciturn, and Jake and Otto were often so tired after supper that I used to feel as if I were surrounded by a wall of silence.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • As the date of their departure back to Hogwarts drew nearer, he became more and more prone to what Mrs. Weasley called 'fits of the sullens', in which he would become taciturn and grumpy, often withdrawing to Buckbeak's room for hours at a time.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • taciturn = reserved and uncommunicative
  • ...but when he left the village, for days or years at a time, nobody knew where he went or what he did, and when he returned he was more taciturn than ever and none dared ask.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • taciturn = reserved and uncommunicative
  • The natural New England taciturnity reaches its glorious perfection at breakfast.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • taciturnity = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • By far the greatest part of his work is careful observation and precise thinking. That is why mechanics sometimes seem so taciturn and withdrawn when performing tests.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • taciturn = reserved and uncommunicative
  • Taciturn, silent, insensible to the new breath of vitality that was shaking the house, Colonel Aureliano Buendia could understand only that the secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • You're moody and taciturn and secretive...
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • she married a taciturn man who spent most of his time lying in a hammock by the river wondering if his trot-lines were full.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • taciturn = reserved (tending not to talk)
  • The youth, inexperience, and taciturnity of Alice Trask all turned out to be assets for Cyrus.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • taciturnity = reserve and reticence (tendency not to communicate)
  • And the German, roused from his taciturnity, turned to Vronsky.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • taciturnity = reserve and reticence (tendency not to communicate)
  • Mr. Fogg was as calm and taciturn as ever.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • taciturn = reserved and uncommunicative
  • He led off by remarking that I had the reputation of being a taciturn, rather self-centered person,
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • He recalled his mother's growing taciturnity
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • taciturnity = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • My grandmother is stoic and taciturn.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk

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