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close-mouthed Line breaks: close-mouthed
Pronunciation: /kləʊsˈmaʊðd/
(also close-lipped)

Definition of close-mouthed in English:


Reticent; discreet: the candidates have been close-mouthed about their fund-raising goals he’s notoriously close-mouthed
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  • He's a particularly close-mouthed politician, and when he does speak, it is almost always to distract and dissemble.
  • He is always very close-mouthed about school when he first leaves it.
  • He sure is pretty close-lipped about his accomplishments.
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