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uncommunicativeness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being uncommunicative, reserved, or taciturn; reserve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of being uncommunicative

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Examples

  • Lots of folks grumble about the diffidence, self-absorption and general uncommunicativeness of Generation Y.

    Why Gen-Y Johnny Can't Read Nonverbal Cues

  • At breakfast next morning Fanny plied him with questions and was furious at his cool uncommunicativeness.

    Fanny Herself

  • But to the last she retained something of her son's unresponsiveness, and an uncommunicativeness which tagged his as hereditary.

    Many Kingdoms

  • Nicolovius's haughty aloofness, his rigid uncommunicativeness, his grand ducal bearing and the fact that he paid eighteen dollars a week for a suite had of course made him a man of mark and mystery in the boarding-house, and in the romancings of Miss Miller he had figured as nearly everything from a fugitive crown prince to a retired counterfeiter.

    Queed

  • Alan's uncommunicativeness extended below the level of speech, and his mother, reduced to the helplessness of dead-reckoning, had not even the solace of adapting her sympathy to his needs.

    The Quicksand

  • A mystery enveloped his beauty, his uncommunicativeness.

    The Grey Cloak

  • Dr. Lavendar did not notice his uncommunicativeness; he had his own preoccupations.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

  • And having thus revenged herself for her colleague's uncommunicativeness, she went her way.

    The Privet Hedge

  • Mrs. Benjamin ignored Isabelle's uncommunicativeness.

    The Cricket

  • He suddenly revealed an astonishing streak of uncommunicativeness, totally unnatural in him and tantalising in the extreme.

    From the Housetops

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