Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sparing of speech; reticent: as, a close-mouthed person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Cautious in speaking; secret; wary; uncommunicative.

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  • adjective reticent, secretive or uncommunicative

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

  • adjective inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

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Examples

  • From the moment she entered the building on Twenty-third and E that brisk December morning, everyone had been very formal and closemouthed.

    A Covert Affair

  • Though Declan had become an expert at torture, the immortals were astonishingly closemouthed, even withholding information about their natural enemies.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • They were both very closemouthed about their studies together as such things are private.

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  • Though Declan had become an expert at torture, the immortals were astonishingly closemouthed, even withholding information about their natural enemies.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • From the moment she entered the building on Twenty-third and E that brisk December morning, everyone had been very formal and closemouthed.

    A Covert Affair

  • They tried to get information out of Rams, but he was as closemouthed as the woman he loved.

    Scarlet Nights

  • They tried to get information out of Rams, but he was as closemouthed as the woman he loved.

    Scarlet Nights

  • He is closemouthed on the specifics of other cuts, but in San Francisco recently he strongly hinted, to an audience composed mostly of Marine Corps veterans, that he is aiming at one of the Marines 'most cherished programs, a high-speed assault craft for amphibious landings.

    A War Within

  • They tried to get information out of Rams, but he was as closemouthed as the woman he loved.

    Scarlet Nights

  • In a quarter of an hour, a closemouthed Roark reappeared.

    Aching for Always

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