Reserved vs Reticence - What's the difference?

reserved | reticence |


As a verb reserved

is (reserve).

As a adjective reserved

is (comparable) slow to reveal emotion or opinions.

As a noun reticence is

tight-lippedness, discretion, avoidance of saying too much.

reserved

English

Verb

(head)
  • (reserve)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (comparable) Slow to reveal emotion or opinions.
  • He was a quiet, reserved person.
  • (not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
  • I'm sorry, sir, but these are reserved seats.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * reserved track

    See also

    * shy

    Anagrams

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    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