uncommunicative

  • 1 uncommunicative — index laconic, mute, noncommittal, phlegmatic, surreptitious, taciturn, unresponsive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bu …

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  • 2 uncommunicative — (adj.) 1690s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + COMMUNICATIVE (Cf. communicative) …

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  • 3 uncommunicative — *silent, taciturn, reticent, reserved, secretive, close, close lipped, closemouthed, tight lipped Antonyms: communicative …

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  • 4 uncommunicative — [adj] shy, silent aloof, buttoned up*, clammed up*, close, closemouthed*, curt, distant, dried up*, evasive, guarded, hush hush*, offish*, on the QT*, quiet, reserved, reticent, retiring, secretive, short, standoffish, taciturn, tight lipped*,… …

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  • 5 uncommunicative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unwilling to talk or give out information …

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  • 6 uncommunicative — [un΄kə myo͞o′ni kāt΄iv, un΄kə myo͞o′ni kə tiv] adj. not communicative; tending to withhold information, opinions, feelings, etc.; reserved; taciturn uncommunicatively adv. uncommunicativeness n …

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  • 7 uncommunicative — adj. uncommunicative about, regarding * * * [ˌʌnkə mjuːnɪkətɪv] regarding uncommunicative about …

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  • 8 uncommunicative — [[t]ʌ̱nkəmju͟ːnɪkətɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as uncommunicative, you are critical of them because they do not talk to other people very much and are unwilling to express opinions or give information. My daughter is… …

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  • 9 uncommunicative — adjective Tending not to communicate; not communicating. He asked and asked, but she remained silent and uncommunicative …

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  • 10 uncommunicative — adjective their uncommunicative dinner guests made the evening seem terribly long Syn: taciturn, quiet, unforthcoming, reserved, reticent, laconic, tongue tied, mute, silent, tight lipped, close mouthed; guarded, secretive, close, private;… …

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  • 11 uncommunicative — adjective Date: 1691 not disposed to talk or impart information ; reserved …

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  • 12 uncommunicative — uncommunicatively, adv. uncommunicativeness, n. /un keuh myooh ni keuh tiv, kay tiv/, adj. not inclined to talk or disclose information; reserved; taciturn. [1685 95; UN 1 + COMMUNICATIVE] Syn. reticent, withdrawn, retiring, shy. * * * …

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  • 13 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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  • 14 uncommunicative — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. taciturn, reticent; secretive. See taciturnity, secret. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. reticent, silent, evasive; see quiet 2 , reserved 3 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. closemouthed, *tight… …

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  • 15 uncommunicative — un|com|mu|ni|ca|tive [ ,ʌnkə mjunı,keıtıv ] adjective not willing to talk or give information …

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  • 16 uncommunicative — adj. not communicative, reserved, not talkative …

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  • 17 uncommunicative — adjective unwilling to talk or impart information. Derivatives uncommunicatively adverb uncommunicativeness noun …

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  • 18 uncommunicative — a. Reserved, taciturn, close, inconversable, unsociable, reticent, incommunicative, sparing of words, of few words …

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  • 19 uncommunicative — adj taciturn, reserved, shy, reticent, unconversable, unconversational, untalkative; quiet, silent, close mouthed, tight lipped, tacit, unspoken, speechless, voiceless, mum, mute; distant, aloof, stand offish, unsociable,. antisocial, an… …

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  • 20 uncommunicative — un·communicative …

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