Taciturn vs Reticence - What's the difference?
As an adjective taciturn
is silent; temperamentally untalkative; disinclined to speak.
As a noun reticence is
tight-lippedness, discretion, avoidance of saying too much.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Silent; temperamentally untalkative; disinclined to speak.
- The two sisters could hardly have been more different, one so boisterous and expressive, the other so taciturn and calm.
* (silent) reticent, untalkative
* See also
* (silent) garrulous, loquacious
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