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reticent 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
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Not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily,
  1. Not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
    • - she was extremely reticent about her personal affairs

  1. temperamentally disinclined to talk
  2. restrained: cool and formal in manner
  3. reluctant to draw attention to yourself
  4. (reticently) with reticence; in a reticent manner; "she answered the questions reticently"
  5. (reticence) reserve: the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
  6. Standards of modesty (also called demureness or reticence) are aspects of the culture of a country or people, at a given point in time, and is a measure against which an individual in society may be judged.
  7. Keeping one's thoughts and opinions to oneself; reserved or restrained
  8. (reticence) the avoidance of saying too much; a silent nature
  9. (reticence) not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily. "But there was a new reticence to Khanum Taheri's demeanor” (157).
  10. means silent or reserved, not unwilling. [So, you probably are not reticent to go out to dinner with a client.]
  11. Moderately laid-back. Describes the sound of a system whose frequency response is dished-down through the midrange. The opposite of forward.
  12. habitually silent or uncommunicative.
  13. (adj) - reluctant; quiet, reserved
  14. A wine that is not exhibiting much aroma or bouquet characteristics perhaps due to its youth. It can be described as the sense that a wine is "holding back".