Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being uncommunicative, reserved, or taciturn; reserve.
- n. the trait of being uncommunicative
“Lots of folks grumble about the diffidence, self-absorption and general uncommunicativeness of Generation Y.”
“At breakfast next morning Fanny plied him with questions and was furious at his cool uncommunicativeness.”
“But to the last she retained something of her son's unresponsiveness, and an uncommunicativeness which tagged his as hereditary.”
“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.”
“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.”
“A mystery enveloped his beauty, his uncommunicativeness.”
“Dr. Lavendar did not notice his uncommunicativeness; he had his own preoccupations.”
“And having thus revenged herself for her colleague's uncommunicativeness, she went her way.”
“Mrs. Benjamin ignored Isabelle's uncommunicativeness.”
“He suddenly revealed an astonishing streak of uncommunicativeness, totally unnatural in him and tantalising in the extreme.”
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