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Meaning of TACITURN

Pronunciation:  'tasi`turn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  habitually reserved and uncommunicative
 

TACITURN is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: buttoned-up, reticent, untalkative
 
 Antonyms: voluble
 
 See Also: concise, incommunicative, uncommunicative

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tac"i*turn\, a. [L. taciturnus: cf. F. taciturne. See
{Tacit}.]
Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or
speak. -- {Tac"i*turn*ly}, adv.

Syn: Silent; reserved.

Usage: {Taciturn}, {Silent}. Silent has reference to the act;
       taciturn, to the habit. A man may be silent from
       circumstances; he is taciturn from disposition. The
       loquacious man is at times silent; one who is taciturn
       may now and then make an effort at conversation.

 

 

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