from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Habitually untalkative. See Synonyms at silent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Silent; temperamentally untalkative; disinclined to speak.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse.
- Synonyms Mute, Dumb (see silent), reserved, uncommunicative, reticent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. habitually reserved and uncommunicative
His bosses are telling him to take it easy; he's charging about in taciturn Heathcliffian style following his hunches and shouting at a woman with "locked-in" syndrome.
Gen. Kosaner, appointed chief of the general staff last August, was known as a taciturn hardliner within the military.
One of the advantages of being taciturn is that it is rare for your words to get you into trouble.
Philip Baddock looked defiant, and Felkin taciturn and sulky.
When Bush picked Cheney he was known as a taciturn fixer who preferred to operate in the backrooms.
All that day and the next and the next Holmes was in a mood which his friends would call taciturn, and others morose.
I think there was a kind of taciturn and absolute resolution necessary to survive there that is actually a pretty heavy burden.
He was in his nineties, had been active up to this weekend, and represented the finest kind of taciturn Yankee.
For one thing, before Ruiz, who has been described in the valley as "taciturn" and
"taciturn," yet these are the epithets which will be forever associated with the name of a man who, in private, was the most affable, cheerful, and delightful of companions, and who on a thousand great public occasions was to prove himself, both by pen and by speech, the most eloquent man of his age.