Reserved vs Reticence - What's the difference?
As a verb reserved
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.
(comparable) Slow to reveal emotion or opinions.
(not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
- He was a quiet, reserved person.
- I'm sorry, sir, but these are reserved seats.
* See also
* reserved track
tight-lippedness, discretion, avoidance of saying too much
a silent and reserved nature
* 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)
* reserve, secrecy, taciturnity
* bashfulness, demureness, diffidence, quietness, reservation, shyness, timidity
* openness, talkativeness
* loquaciousness, ostentation