Word A Day – RETICENT

1 06 2008

reticent \RET-ih-suhnt\

adjective:
1. Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
2. Restrained or reserved in style.
3. Reluctant; unwilling.

Reticent comes from the present participle of Latin reticere, “to keep silent,” from re- + tacere, “to be silent.”

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