toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

taciturn
used in Notes from the Underground

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • I remember how I, invariably so taciturn, suddenly fastened upon Zverkov, when one day talking at a leisure moment with his schoolfellows of his future relations with the fair sex, and growing as sportive as a puppy in the sun, he all at once declared that he would not leave a single village girl on his estate unnoticed, that that was his DROIT DE SEIGNEUR, and that if the peasants dared to protest he would have them all flogged and double the tax on them, the bearded rascals.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (15% in)

There are no more uses of "taciturn" in Notes from the Underground.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®