Definition of uncommunicative in English:

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uncommunicative

Pronunciation: /ʌnkəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv/

adjective

Unwilling to talk or impart information: he had always been quiet and uncommunicative, having few friends the uncommunicative Emily disappeared
More example sentences
  • Tolerance of long waiting times, lack of information, uncommunicative staff, and failures to seek patients' views and take account of their preferences is wearing thin.
  • And if Namibians themselves are irritated, then imagine the impressions of the visitor or tourist who almost always meets an unfriendly and uncommunicative face?
  • Duncan, a precocious, affectionate child, had failed to live up to his academic potential, and had become withdrawn and uncommunicative.
Synonyms
taciturn, reserved, shy, retiring, diffident, reticent, laconic, tongue-tied, at a loss for words, mute, quiet, unforthcoming, unconversational, untalkative, silent, tight-lipped, close-mouthed, guarded, secretive, secret, unresponsive, close, private, media-shy, distant, remote, aloof, withdrawn, stand-offish, unsociable, antisocial, unfriendly, clamlike, playing one's cards close to one's chest
informal mum
archaic mumchance, retired

Derivatives

uncommunicatively

Pronunciation: /ˌʌnkəˈmjuːnɪkətɪvli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • His work with Gray opened up the possibility of playing the self-destructive and chaotic, without ever allowing them to slip into something uncommunicatively self-pitying.
  • Neither of us said anything, and Brixton was uncommunicatively engaged in reading a railroad report.
  • However Hasselhoff is allowed to grunt uncommunicatively at them via a telephone as often as he likes.

uncommunicativeness

Pronunciation: /ˌʌnkəˈmjuːnɪkətɪvnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • The majority of the patients experienced a significant improvement in the areas of hostility, uncommunicativeness, uncooperativeness, and repetitive behavior.
  • It seems unlikely that overnight my son has developed the male propensity for uncommunicativeness.
  • Another character in the film, He Zhiuru, takes uncommunicativeness to the ultimate level; he has been mute since age five.

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Line breaks: un|com¦mu¦ni|ca¦tive

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