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taciturn

225 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[tˈasɪtˌɜːn], [tˈasɪtˌɜːn], [t_ˈa_s_ɪ_t_ˌɜː_n]
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Synonyms for Taciturn:

dumb (adjective)

dumb, mum, mute, silent, speechless, tongue-tied, voiceless.

taciturn (adjective)

close-lipped, curt, reserved, reticent, succinct, tight-lipped, un-talkative.

Other synonyms and related words:

Incommunicable, Insociable, Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, absolutely still, aloof, antisocial, apathetic, aphoristic, aposiopestic, backlog, bashful, brief, brooding, brusque, buttoned-up, callous, calm, churlish, clammed up, clipped, close, close as wax, close-mouthed, close-tongued, closemouthed, closetongued, cold, cold-blooded, compact, compendious, composed, compressed, concealing, concise, condensed, contained, contracted, controlled, cool, costive, crabbed, crabby, crisp, crusty, cunning, cut, demure, detached, diffident, dignified, disinclined to communicate, dispassionate, distant, docked, dour, dried-up, earnest, economical, economical of words, elliptic, elliptical, emotionless, epigrammatic, evasive, feline, forbidding, formal, frigid, frowning, furtive, gentle, gloomy, glum, gnomic, grave, grim, gruff, guarded, habitually reserved, habitually silent, habitually uncommunicative, high, ice-cold, icy, impassive, imperturbable, inarticulate, incommunicative, inconversable, indifferent, indisposed to talk, inhibited, inobtrusive, insouciant, introverted, lackadaisical, laconic, long-faced, low, lugubrious, mask-like, mirthless, modest, modesty, monosyllabic, morbid, morose, motionless, nonchalant, noncommittal, noncommunicative, not loquacious, not operating, not speaking, not talkative, obrepobreptitious, peaceful, perfectly quiet, phlegmatic, pithy, placid, pointed, poker-faced, prim, pruned, quiescent, quiet, remote, reservation, reserve, restrained, restraint, reticence, retiring, rigid, saturnine, saying little, secretive, sedate, self-contained, self-controlled, self-restrained, sententious, serene, serious, short, short and sweet, shortened, shrinking, shy, skulking, sly, snug, sober, solemn, sombre, sounds, sour, sparing, sparing of words, staid, standoffish, stealthy, stern, still, stockpile, stoical, stolid, stony, straight, strait-laced, summary, surreptitious, synopsized, tacit, taciturnity, temperate, terse, tight, tightlipped, timid, timorous, to the point, tranquil, truncated, uncaring, uncommunicable, uncommunicative, unconcerned, undemonstrative, underhand, undisturbed, unemotional, unexpressive, unfeeling, unforthcoming, unimpressionable, unloquacious, unmoved, unresponsive, unruffled, unsaid, unsmiling, unsocial, unsympathetic, untalkative, withdrawn, word-bound, wordless.

Quotes for Taciturn:

  1. Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn Paul Klee.
  2. I am naturally taciturn and became a silent and attentive listener. William Hamilton Maxwell.
  3. The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they- and as taciturn Alexander Smith.
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