Taciturnity vs Reticence - What's the difference?

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Taciturnity is a synonym of reticence.


As nouns the difference between taciturnity and reticence

is that taciturnity is the trait of being taciturn while reticence is tight-lippedness, discretion, avoidance of saying too much.

taciturnity

English

Noun

(-)
  • The trait of being taciturn.
  • *
  • 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