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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of reticere 'to keep silent', from tacere; TACIT

reticent

adjective
     
ret‧i‧cent
unwilling to talk about what you feel or what you know [= reserved]
reticent about
She's strangely reticent about her son.
reticence noun [uncountable]

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