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taciturn | taciturnity

taciturn taciturnity
tending not to speak much
  • How to Memorize
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  • Analysis

    A person described as being ‘taciturn’ does not speak very often and when they do they tend to say very little. Such behaviour is typically not due to shyness, more a personality trait, but it can come across as being cold and unfriendly.

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  • Example(s)
    1. The client was quite a taciturn man and only gave me one word responses.

    2. Beneath his taciturn demeanour, John is actually a very kind-hearted guy.

    3. Anna said very little at lunch today. Such taciturnity was unlike her, so she must have had something on her mind.