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synonyms for taciturn

  • aloof
  • dour
  • laconic
  • reticent
  • antisocial
  • brooding
  • clammed up
  • close
  • close-mouthed
  • cold
  • curt
  • distant
  • dried-up
  • dumb
  • mum
  • mute
  • quiet
  • reserved
  • sententious
  • silent
  • sparing
  • speechless
  • tight-lipped
  • unexpressive
  • unforthcoming
  • withdrawn
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antonyms for taciturn

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  • communicative
  • fluent
  • talkative
  • wordy
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How to use taciturn in a sentence

Justin, as I would soon learn, is a large and taciturn man, but he was eager to talk, and urged me to come to New Mexico to learn more about what Kooper and his friends had been through.
THE LOST YEAR: WHAT THE PANDEMIC COST TEENAGERSBY ALEC MACGILLIS, PHOTOGRAPHY BY CELESTE SLOMANMARCH 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
Her father, a lumber company owner, was taciturn and remote, she recalled in her self-titled memoir.
CLORIS LEACHMAN, OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESS WHO PLAYED FRAU BLÜCHER (NEIGHHH!) IN ‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN,’ DIES AT 94ADAM BERNSTEINJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
While the latter was remarkably eloquent, the former was taciturn to the last degree.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
She spoke no word of English and seemed rather taciturn; the only anxiety she manifested was as to the amount of her remuneration.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Pale, lean, taciturn and somewhat deaf, he bore much resemblance to the Knight of the Rueful Countenance.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Josephine appeared as usual at breakfast: talkative to her father, and taciturn to her female companion.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
They were silent and taciturn, and acted as though a short conversation indicated a "financial touch."
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
Mrs. Errington, on the other hand, was not at all taciturn, but she desired to have the talk chiefly to herself.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
I was taciturn, he lively as one of the crickets that used to chirp behind his little Queen Anne teapot of a fireplace.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
Molire was naturally of a reserved and taciturn temper; insomuch that his friend Boileau used to call him the Contemplateur.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, NO. 358VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO TACITURN

  • buttoning up
  • clamming up
  • close-lipped
  • closemouthed
  • hidden
  • hush-hush
  • mum's the word
  • on the Q. T.
  • private
  • reticent
  • retired
  • secluded
  • secretive
  • silent
  • taciturn
  • tight chops
  • tight-lipped
  • uncommunicative
  • unforthcoming
  • zipping one's lips
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.