1. [syn: reserve, reticence, taciturnity]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Taciturnity \Tac`i*tur"ni*ty\, n. [L. taciturnitas: cf. F.
Habitual silence, or reserve in speaking.
The cause of Addison's taciturnity was a natural
diffidence in the company of strangers. --V. Knox.
The taciturnity and the short answers which gave so
much offense. --Macaulay.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering
anything more than necessary [syn: reserve, reticence,