Definition of reticence in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛtɪs(ə)ns/


[mass noun]
The quality of being reticent; reserve: the traditional emotional reticence of the British
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  • That said, the compression and reticence of Italian high modernist poetry are still prominent stylistic features in Italian verse.
  • The reticence of our style, chosen, we thought, as appropriate to the forum, requires each reader to substantiate our claims on their own.
  • This really very scary Japanese ghost story from director Hideo Nakata exerts a chilling grip with its icy calm and eerie reticence.

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