Taciturnity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Taciturnity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ silence
silence
muteness
obmutescence
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ taciturnity
taciturnity
pauciloquy
costiveness|
curtness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ reserve
reserve
reticence
&c.(concealment) 528
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ man of few words
man of few words
PARAG:Taciturnity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be silent
be silent
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ keep silence
keep silence
keep mum
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hold one's tongue
hold one's tongue
hold one's peace
hold one's jaw
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not speak
not speak
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ 1
&c. 582
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ say nothing
say nothing
keep one's counsel
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ seal the lips
seal the lips
close the lips
button the lips
zipper the lips
put a padlock on the lips
put a padlock on the mouth
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ put a bridle on one's tongue
put a bridle on one's tongue
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ bite one's tongue
bite one's tongue
keep one's tongue between one's teeth
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ make no sign
make no sign
not let a word escape one
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ keep a secret
keep a secret
&c. 528
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ not have a word to say
not have a word to say
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ hush up
hush up
hush
lay the finger on the lips
place the finger on the lips
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ render mute
render mute
&c. 581
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ stick in one's throat
stick in one's throat
PARAG:Taciturnity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ silent
silent
mute
mum
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ silent as a post
silent as a post
silent as a stone
silent as the grave
&c.(still) 403
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ dumb
dumb
&c. 581
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unconversable
unconversable
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ taciturn
taciturn
sparing of words
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ closetongued
closetongued
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ costive|
costive|
inconversable|
curt
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ reserved
reserved
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ reticent
reticent
&c.(concealing) 528
PARAG:Taciturnity->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ shush
shush
=>!
tush
=>!
silence
=>!
mum
=>!
hush
=>!
chut
=>!
hist
=>!
tut
=>!
chup
=>!
mum's the word
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ keep your mouth shut
keep your mouth shut
=>!
=>(vulgar)

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  • Taciturnity — Tac i*tur ni*ty, n. [L. taciturnitas: cf. F. taciturnit[ e].] Habitual silence, or reserve in speaking. [1913 Webster] The cause of Addison s taciturnity was a natural diffidence in the company of strangers. V. Knox. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • taciturnity — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. taciturnité, from L. taciturnitatem (nom. taciturnitas) a being or keeping silent, from taciturnus disposed to be silent, from tacitus silent (see TACIT (Cf. tacit)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • taciturnity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Reserve in speaking Nouns 1. taciturnity, uncommunicativeness, reticence, reserve, closeness, curtness; silence, muteness, pauciloquy, laconicism; secrecy, concealment. 2. man or woman of few words,… …   English dictionary for students

  • taciturnity — taciturn ► ADJECTIVE ▪ reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. DERIVATIVES taciturnity noun taciturnly adverb. ORIGIN Latin taciturnus, from tacitus silent …   English terms dictionary

  • taciturnity — noun see taciturn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • taciturnity — /tas i terr ni tee/, n. 1. the state or quality of being reserved or reticent in conversation. 2. Scots Law. the relinquishing of a legal right through an unduly long delay, as by the silence of the creditor. [1400 50; late ME < L taciturnitas,… …   Universalium

  • taciturnity — noun The trait of being taciturn …   Wiktionary

  • taciturnity — tac·i·tur·ni·ty || ‚tæsɪ tÉœrnÉ™tɪ / tɜːn n. tendency to be silent and uncommunicative, reticence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • taciturnity — n. Reserve, closeness, reticence, habitual silence, uncommunicativeness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • taciturnity — n 1. reticence, uncommunicativeness, unconversableness, reserve, shyness; quietness, silence, silentness, tacitness, speechlessness, voicelessness, muteness; distantness, aloofness, stand offishness, unsociability, unsociableness. 2. dourness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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