ret´i|cent|ly

ret´i|cent|ly
ret|i|cent «REHT uh suhnt», adjective.
disposed to keep silent or say little; not speaking freely; reserved in speech: »

She had been shy and reticent with me, and now…she was telling me aloud the secrets of her inmost heart (W. H. Hudson).

SYNONYM(S): reserved, taciturn. See syn. under silent. (Cf.silent)
[< Latin reticēns, -entis, present participle of reticēre keep silent < re- back + tacēre be silent]
ret´i|cent|ly, adverb.

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  • ret|i|cent — «REHT uh suhnt», adjective. disposed to keep silent or say little; not speaking freely; reserved in speech: »She had been shy and reticent with me, and now…she was telling me aloud the secrets of her inmost heart (W. H. Hudson). SYNONYM(S):… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cent — ab·du·cent; acau·les·cent; ac·cres·cent; aces·cent; ac·qui·es·cent; ad·du·cent; ad·ja·cent; ad·ja·cent·ly; al·ka·les·cent; ar·bo·res·cent; as·cent; be·nef·i·cent; can·des·cent; ca·nes·cent; cau·les·cent; cent; cent·ge·ner; cent·ner;… …   English syllables

  • reticent — ret·i·cent …   English syllables

  • reticently — ret·i·cent·ly …   English syllables

  • reticent — ret•i•cent [[t]ˈrɛt ə sənt[/t]] adj. 1) disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved 2) restrained, as in style or appearance • Etymology: 1825–35; < L reticent , s. of reticēns, prp. of reticēre to keep silent =re re + ticēre, comb …   From formal English to slang

  • reticent — ret|i|cent [ retısənt ] adjective not willing to provide information about something, especially about yourself or your feelings: She remembered how reticent her father had been about his past. ╾ ret|i|cence noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reticent — ret|i|cent [ˈretısənt] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of reticere to keep silent , from tacere; TACIT] unwilling to talk about what you feel or what you know = ↑reserved reticent about ▪ She s strangely reticent about …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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