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[ɹˈɛtɪsənt], [ɹˈɛtɪsənt], [ɹ_ˈɛ_t_ɪ_s_ə_n_t]

Synonyms for Reticent:

taciturn (adjective)

close-lipped, curt, mum, reserved, succinct, taciturn, tight-lipped, un-talkative.

Other synonyms and related words:

Equivocating, Incommunicable, abashed, aim, aloof, ambiguous, antisocial, apprehensive, artful, attentive, attitude, averse, backward, bashful, bind, blank, bound, cagey, careful, carefully, carefully quarded, cautious, cautiously, ceremonious, chary, check, chill, chilled, chilly, circumlocutory, circumscribe, circumspect, clammed up, clandestine, close, close as wax, close quarters, close-mouthed, close-tongued, closed, closemouthed, closetongued, cold, compact, conceal, concealing, concise, confidential, confine, confined, constrain, constrained, controlled, convey, cool, costive, covert, coy, cunning, curb, curtail, dark, deceitful, decorum, delicacy, demure, detached, detail, diffident, dignified, discreet, discreetly, disinclined, distant, dubious, dumb, dummied up, embarrassed, equivocal, eremitic, etiquette, euphemistic, evade, evasive, exact, expressionless, feline, forbid, forbidding, formal, formality, frigid, frosty, furtive, guarded, haughty, hedge, heedful, hermit-like, hermitic, hesitant, hidden, hint, hot, humble, hypocritical, ice-cold, icy, ill at ease, impassive, impersonal, imply, inaccessible, inarticulate, incommunicative, inconspicuous, inconversable, indifferent, indirect, indisposed, inhibited, inobtrusive, intimate, introverted, invalided, item, judiciously, laconic, leery orleary, loath, loth, low-key, lurk, mealy-mouthed, mealymouthed, meek, mincing, mindful, moderate, modest, modesty, modify, moment, mute, mysterious, nearly equal, nicety, non-gregarious, noncommittal, not wandering, obliqueness, obrepobreptitious, obscure, offish, oily, oppressive, parry, parsimonious, past, peculiarity, periphrastic, point, pointer, poker-faced, preceding, prim, private, prohibit, propriety, prudent, prudently, punctilio, punctiliousness, puncto, qualify, quiet, recluse, reclusive, reduce, reluctant, remote, removed, repressed, reserve, restrain, restrained, restraint, restrict, reticence, retired, retiring, rigid, roundabout, secluded, seclusive, secret, secrete, secretive, sedate, self-conscious, self-contained, self-controlled, self-effacing, self-restrained, sequestered, shame-faced, shrinking, shy, silent, skirt, skulking, slick, sly, solitary, sparing, sparing of words, speechless, standoff, standoffish, stealthy, stiff, stingy, stockpile, strait-laced, strict, subdued, submerge, supercilious, suppress, suppressed, surreptitious, suspicious, taciturnity, terse, tight, tight-mouthed, tightlipped, timid, timorous, tongue-tied, unaffable, unaggressive, unapproachable, unassertive, unassuming, uncomfortable, uncommitted, uncommunicable, uncommunicative, uncongenial, unctuous, undemonstrative, under restraint, underhand, uneager, unemotional, unexpansive, unforthcoming, unfriendly, ungenial, ungregarious, unobtrusive, unobtrusively, unostentatious, unpresuming, unpretentious, unresponsive, unsociable, unsocial, unspeaking, untalkative, unwilling, uptight, vague, wary, wisely, withdrawn, wordless.

Quotes for Reticent:

  1. I'm reticent to say much more, but we would like to begin in the coming year. We'd like to shoot through the seasons because of the passage of time. This project is the great love of my life. Madeleine Stowe.
  2. Circles create soothing space, where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome. Margaret J. Wheatley.