from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself. See Synonyms at silent.
- adj. Restrained or reserved in style.
- adj. Reluctant; unwilling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Keeping one's thoughts and opinions to oneself; reserved or restrained.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disposed to be silent; reserved; not apt to speak about or reveal any matters: as, he is very reticent about his affairs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. reluctant to draw attention to yourself
- adj. temperamentally disinclined to talk
- adj. cool and formal in manner
Latin reticēns, reticent-, present participle of reticēre, to keep silent : re-, re- + tacēre, to be silent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin reticens, present participle of reticere ("to keep silence"); re- + tacere ("to be silent"). (Wiktionary)