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reticent
used in Catch-22

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Definition
reluctant — especially to speak freely
  • ...if the chaplain's reticent, unimpressive manner were really just a sinister disguise masking a fiery ambition that...
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (75% in)
reticent = reluctant
  • They conducted their duties humbly and reticently, with a minimum of fuss, and went to great lengths not to antagonize anyone.
    Chapter 15 — Piltchard & Wren (3% in)
  • He would pass the time at Yossarian's and Dunbar's table with a shy, reticent smile, seldom speaking unless addressed, a glass of thick sweet wine almost untasted before him as he toyed unfamiliarly with the tiny corncob pipe that he affected selfconsciously and occasionally stuffed with tobacco and smoked.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (16% in)

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