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Wordnet 3.0


1. habitually reserved and uncommunicative;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Taciturn \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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

taciturn adj 1: habitually reserved and uncommunicative [ant: voluble]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "taciturn": Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brief, brooding, brusque, clipped, close, close-lipped, close-tongued, closemouthed, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, cut, docked, dour, dumb, economical of words, elliptic, epigrammatic, gnomic, indisposed to talk, laconic, mum, mute, pithy, pointed, pruned, quiet, reserved, reticent, sententious, short, short and sweet, shortened, silent, snug, sparing of words, speechless, succinct, summary, synopsized, terse, tight, tight-lipped, to the point, tongue-tied, truncated, uncommunicative, unexpressive, unloquacious, untalkative, word-bound, wordless