Part of speech:
Full of or given to using aphorisms, especially in a pompously moralizing manner.
(Usage Problem) Reluctant; unwilling.
Characterized by reserve or a lack of expression:
Not saying anything about a particular matter; making no mention:
(Linguistics) Not pronounced; silent, as the e in the word house.
Incapable of speech; lacking the ability to speak
Having little or no space between elements or parts; tight and compact:
Silent; not speaking
Rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner:
Disposed not to talk; tightlipped.
Scanty or meager
Distant in sympathy, interest, etc.; reserved and cool
Brief or terse in speech or expression; using few words
(Obs.) That cannot be expressed; inexpressible
Not disposed to be forthcoming or communicative; uncommunicative:
Characterized by restraint or reserve in expression:
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