from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Habitually untalkative. See Synonyms at silent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Silent; temperamentally untalkative; disinclined to speak.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse.
- Synonyms Mute, Dumb (see silent), reserved, uncommunicative, reticent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. habitually reserved and uncommunicative
French taciturne, from Old French, from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus, silent; see tacit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French taciturne or Latin taciturnus, from tacitus ("secret, tacit"). (Wiktionary)