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Definition of 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

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

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

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

There is a probably natural and learned reticence with myself talking about my early life.
Pamela Stephenson
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Reticence Translations

reticence in German is Verschwiegenheit
reticence in Spanish is mutismo

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