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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the lips pressed together.
  • adjective Reluctant to speak; close-mouthed. synonym: laconic.
  • adjective Characterized by restraint or reserve in expression.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of tight-lipped.

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  • adjective inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

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