close-tongued

  • 1 Close-tongued — a. Closemouthed; silent. Close tongued treason. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 close-tongued — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : closemouthed * * * closeˈ tongued adjective (archaic) Cautious in speaking, reticent • • • Main Entry: ↑close * * * close tongued «KLOHS TUHNGD», adjective. = close mouthed. (Cf. ↑close mouthed) …

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  • 3 close — Synonyms and related words: Autobahn, Spartan, US highway, abandonment, abbreviated, abort, about, about to be, abridged, abstruse, accented, accommodate, accost, accurate, adjacent, adjust, advance, agree, airless, airtight, alert, all but,… …

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  • 4 brusque — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abrupt, aggressive, aposiopestic, artless, bearish, beastly, bluff, blunt, brash, brief, broad, candid, cavalier, churlish, clipped, close, close tongued, closemouthed, compact,… …

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  • 5 closemouthed — Synonyms and related words: brief, brusque, close, close lipped, close tongued, concise, curt, dark, discreet, dumb, economical of words, evasive, indisposed to talk, laconic, mum, mute, quiet, reserved, reticent, secret, secretive, shifty, short …

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  • 6 reserved — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aloof, antisocial, aposiopestic, backward, bashful, blank, brief, brusque, ceremonious, chilled, chilly, clipped, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, cold,… …

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  • 7 reticent — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, aloof, backward, bashful, blank, chilled, chilly, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, cold, constrained, cool, detached, discreet, distant, expressionless, forbidding, frigid, frosty, guarded,… …

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  • 8 silent — Synonyms and related words: aphonic, brief, brusque, calm, checked, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, concise, curbed, curt, dumb, echoless, economical of words, hush as death, hushed, implicit, implied, inactive, inarticulate,… …

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  • 9 taciturn — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brief, brooding, brusque, clipped, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, cut,… …

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  • 10 uncommunicative — Synonyms and related words: aloof, autistic, bashful, canny, careful, cautious, circumspect, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, dark, deliberate, discreet, disinclined to communicate, dissociable, distant, evasive, gingerly,… …

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  • 11 wordless — Synonyms and related words: anaudic, aphasic, aphonic, breathless, brief, brusque, close, close lipped, close tongued, closemouthed, concise, curt, dumb, dumbfounded, dumbstricken, dumbstruck, economical of words, implicit, implied, inarticulate …

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  • 12 brief — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridge, abridged, abridgment, abrupt, abstract, account, account rendered, accounting, acquaint, acta, advertise, advertise of, advise, advocate, airmanship,… …

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  • 13 concise — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brief, brusque, clipped, close, close tongued, closemouthed, cogent, compact, compendious, compressed, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, curtailed, curtal, curtate, cut,… …

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  • 14 curt — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abrupt, aggressive, aposiopestic, bearish, beastly, bluff, blunt, brash, brief, brusque, cavalier, churlish, clipped, close, close tongued, closemouthed, compact, compendious, compressed …

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  • 15 dumb — Synonyms and related words: Boeotian, abiotic, anaudic, animal, animalian, animalic, animalistic, aphasic, aphonic, apish, asinine, awkward, azoic, batty, beastlike, beastly, beef brained, beef witted, befooled, beguiled, besotted, bestial,… …

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  • 16 laconic — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brief, brusque, clipped, close, close tongued, closemouthed, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, cut, docked, dumb, economical of …

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  • 17 mum — Synonyms and related words: anaudic, aphasic, aphonic, breathless, brief, brusque, close, close tongued, closemouthed, concise, curt, dumb, dumbfounded, dumbstricken, dumbstruck, economical of words, inarticulate, indisposed to talk, laconic, ma …

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  • 18 mute — Synonyms and related words: abiotic, acoustic tile, allophone, alveolar, anaudic, antiknock, aphasic, aphonic, apico alveolar, apico dental, articulation, aspiration, assimilation, azoic, baffle, baffler, baton, bearer, bilabial, bit player,… …

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  • 19 quiet — Synonyms and related words: Attic, Buddha like composure, Oriental calm, abate, aesthetic, allay, appease, arrange, arrangement, array, artistic, asleep, at peace, at rest, ataraxia, ataraxy, awful silence, back door, backstairs, backward, becalm …

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  • 20 short — Synonyms and related words: 3 D, Bermuda shorts, Cinemascope, Cinerama, Spartan, Technicolor, Western, aback, abbreviate, abbreviated, abridged, abrupt, abruptly, adulterated, aggressive, all in all, amount, amplify, animated cartoon, apart from …

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