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  • adj. unwilling to talk; taciturn; refusing to speak

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

  • adj. temperamentally disinclined to talk


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  • The careful nose, the skin of her there, those careful hands of yours falling around the silent heart, how many, how often in the untalkative water.

    the sweet lunar springs

  • He was one of the first in the field really to see the exceptional virtues and promise of the untalkative young Franklin J.W. Schmidt, who died in a fire just as his work on central Wisconsin prairie chickens was becoming recognized.

    Tributes to Aldo Leopold

  • If someone seems overly sullen and untalkative, or nervously preoccupied, that would be a red-flag.

    ‘Look at your neighbor…Does he look suspicious?’

  • He liked to educe comment from the untalkative man, draw him forth, make him understand that his wish to be friendless was not readily respected here.


  • I mean, there's only so many times an untalkative rustic protagonist can ride a horse over an ancient bleakly-lit decaying stone bridge, you know?

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • He was humorless and untalkative after the game — but clearly satisfied by outplaying Garnett for the first time in the series. - Wolves get tangled by Webber in Game 4

  • His private untalkative faith was something he knew I shared, though I often wondered how well it served him in fearful times.


  • Didn't say much, though'most untalkative type if you ask me!

    Elric At The End of Time

  • They still didn't answer but I knew now that it wasn't just because they were untalkative.

    The Sinkiang Executive

  • It was quite easy, as I had always been untalkative: I just didn't answer when asked where I went on Sundays, and I kept my books and charts, slide rules and computers, securely locked up in my bedroom.

    Flying Finish


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