Definition of Taciturn

1. Adjective. Habitually reserved and uncommunicative.




Definition of Taciturn

1. a. Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak.

Definition of Taciturn

1. Adjective. Silent; temperamentally untalkative; disinclined to speak. ¹

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Definition of Taciturn

1. habitually silent [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Taciturn

tachyphrenia
tachyphylaxes
tachyphylaxis
tachypnea
tachypnoea
tachyrhythmia
tachysterol
tachysystole
tachyzoites
tacit
tacit consent
tacitly
tacitness
tacitnesses
taciturn (current term)
taciturnities
taciturnity
taciturnly
taciturnous
tack
tack claw
tack hammer
tack on
tack together
tack up
tackboard
tackboards
tacked
tacked up

Literary usage of Taciturn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"He continued to enjoy the esteem and confidence of Sado- let, who had only one fault to find with him —hi» solitary and taciturn disposition (Sad. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"and the most taciturn face wore a grin bring down the house, the vicious emphasis which we threw into our enemy's name sending his subordinates into a ..."

3. Frank Forester's Field Sports of the United States, and British Provinces by Henry William Herbert (1864)
""THE taciturn RABIES. •: Dumb madness forms the other and most frequent variety in adult dogs, and which cases appear dependent on a less degree of active ..."

4. La Plata, the Argentine Confederation and Paraguay: Being a Narrative of the by Thomas Jefferson Page (1859)
"... if the taciturn Argentino loosened.—The Segundo.—Tio or Concepción.—Algor- loba and Soil.—Arrival at Cordova.—List of Distances. ..."

5. La Plata, the Argentine Confederation and Paraguay: Being a Narrative of the by Thomas Jefferson Page (1859)
"The Tongue of the taciturn Argentine loosened.—The Segundo.—Tio or Concepcion.—Algor- roba and Soil.—Arrival at Cordova. ..."

6. History of the Second War Between the United States of America and Great by Charles Jared Ingersoll (1852)
"... talkative and confident, for some days moody, taciturn, and uneasy, betrayed, his detractors say, a blood-thirsty tyrant's remorseless guilt. ..."

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