from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the lips pressed together.
- adj. Loath to speak; close-mouthed. See Synonyms at silent.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of tight-lipped.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
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The Obama campaign has fewer paid staff in Iowa than last election cycle, although they're tightlipped about exact numbers.
BERLIN – German officials are being tightlipped about details surrounding a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan's rugged mountain border area that Pakistani officials say killed five German militants.
Gone are the Jets 'tightlipped days of former coaching regimes, which likely never would have allowed cameras and microphones into meeting rooms.
In this example they clearly picked the wrong horse and have been tightlipped about it.
But he has been tightlipped about just when he would announce a decision, though he plans to visit at least one early-voting state — South Carolina — over the next week.
One of the things I have noticed over the last few months is that she has been very tightlipped.
Police had wavered over whether a serial killer was involved; police Commissioner Richard Dormer initially suggested that scenario when the bodies were found in December, but detectives later became tightlipped about a cause.
Authorities have remained tightlipped about the accusations, and Cox has not been charged.
It also helped that the Clintons were so tightlipped about Chelsea that it sometimes failed to register that a child was living at the White House.
At a dinner party, an ever-so-proper aristocrat who had been at the British evacuation of Dunkirk, sixty years ago, remained tightlipped despite intense questioning from the other guests about what he had seen there.