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Definition of Reticence

Reticence

  1. The quality or state of being reticent, or keeping silence; the state of holding one's tonque; refraining to speak of that which is suggested; uncommunicativeness.
  2. A figure by which a person really speaks of a thing while he makes a show as if he would say nothingon the subject.

Reticence Quotations

Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation.
Enzo Ferrari

Often confused with shyness, introversion does not imply social reticence or discomfort. Rather than being averse to social engagement, introverts become overwhelmed by too much of it, which explains why the introvert is ready to leave a party after an hour and the extravert gains steam as the night goes on.
Laurie Helgoe

It is not a life at all. It is a reticence, in three volumes.
William E. Gladstone

The name Shatner is Austrian and partly Germanic, and there's Germanic reticence and silence perhaps, but there is passion underneath.
William Shatner

There's that initial reticence for some athletes to take you seriously.
Lisa Guerrero
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Reticence Translations

reticence in German is Verschwiegenheit
reticence in Spanish is mutismo

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