taciturn

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From French taciturne or Latin taciturnus, from tacitus (secret, tacit).

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taciturn (comparative more taciturn, superlative most taciturn)

  1. Silent; temperamentally untalkative; disinclined to speak.
    The two sisters could hardly have been more different, one so boisterous and expressive, the other so taciturn and calm.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 18:
      We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb.

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taciturn m (feminine taciturna, masculine plural taciturns, feminine plural taciturnes)

  1. taciturn