Reticence vs Concealment - What's the difference?

reticence | concealment |


As nouns the difference between reticence and concealment

is that reticence is reticence while concealment is the practice of keeping secrets.

reticence

English

Noun

  • tight-lippedness, discretion, avoidance of saying too much
  • a silent and reserved nature
  • Quotations

    * 1890 , Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray : *:Basil's absurd fits of jealousy, his wild devotion, his extravagant panegyrics, his curious reticences , — he understood them all now, and he felt sorry. * 1897 , Bram Stoker, Dracula : *: You must not be angry with him, Art, because his very reticence means that all his brains are working for her good.(attention)

    Synonyms

    * reserve, secrecy, taciturnity * bashfulness, demureness, diffidence, quietness, reservation, shyness, timidity

    Antonyms

    * openness, talkativeness * loquaciousness, ostentation

    concealment

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The practice of keeping secrets
  • The condition of being hidden or concealed
  • (military) protection from observation or surveillance