- reserve: the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
- (reticent) temperamentally disinclined to talk
- (reticent) restrained: cool and formal in manner
- (reticent) reluctant to draw attention to yourself
- 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.
- the avoidance of saying too much; a silent nature
- (reticent) Keeping one's thoughts and opinions to oneself; reserved or restrained
- (reticent) uncommunicative, quiet, restrained
- (Reticent) 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".
- (Reticent) means silent or reserved, not unwilling. [So, you probably are not reticent to go out to dinner with a client.]
- (reticent) (adj) - reluctant; quiet, reserved
- (reticent) Moderately laid-back. Describes the sound of a system whose frequency response is dished-down through the midrange. The opposite of forward.
- not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily. "But there was a new reticence to Khanum Taheri's demeanor” (157).