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uncommunicative

Definitions

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

  • adjective Not disposed to be communicative.
  • adjective Characterized by reserve or a lack of expression.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not communicative or disposed to impart one's wealth; not liberal; parsimonious.
  • Not communicative; not disposed to impart one's thoughts; not free to communicate to others; reserved; taciturn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Tending not to communicate; not communicating.

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

  • adjective not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From un- + communicate + -ive.

Examples

  • 'uncommunicative' style meant as no more than a pleasant aural accompaniment to whatever other activity we are pursuing, the purpose of serious music is that it should be heard with attention; some 'meaning' heard in it.

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  • Men, especially British men, tend to be so uncommunicative that it's easy to make the crass error that they have less feelings, and less sensitivity than women do.

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  • Endowed with reciprocally different natures, Gray explained, women express their feelings and value assistance, while under stress men become distant and uncommunicative as they seek solutions to their problems.

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  • Endowed with reciprocally different natures, Gray explained, women express their feelings and value assistance, while under stress men become distant and uncommunicative as they seek solutions to their problems.

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  • Flint grew up with an uncommunicative father (James Caan) and a mother (Laruen Graham) who passed away during his childhood.

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  • I had the same trouble with Brian; I had so much trouble getting inside his head because I was too busy seeing him through D.J. Curiously, I've received a lot of criticism from readers about how passive and uncommunicative D. J.'s mother is.

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  • The emotional damage they suffered had left them moody, uncommunicative and sometimes violent.

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  • They edited season 1 together oddly, so it's certainly possible they're going that route again, but they've been pretty uncommunicative on the subject. — Jessica

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  • The emotional damage they suffered had left them moody, uncommunicative and sometimes violent.

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  • He did not get a high score on the test, he was uncommunicative in the interview, and his playing seemed immature, lacking the kind of complexity that is often seen as an expression of intelligence.

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