Not speaking freely or openly
At dinner the prince usually spoke to the taciturn Michael Ivanovich more often than to anyone else.
He was without question a reactionary, morose and taciturn, and spent nearly all his time shut up in his palace.
In society Anson seems to have been cold and taciturn.
Normally patient, taciturn ox can sometimes turn eccentric and short-tempered.
Sagittarian men are willing to overlook many things, including someone who does not display any athletic abilities or is taciturn, but they will not overlook cruelty to animals.