Definition of reticent:
reserved, chill, self-effacing, quiet, taciturn, distant, restraint, hot, unapproachable, chilly, untalkative, hesitant, aloof, silent, past, speechless, cool, close-mouthed, incommunicative, tightlipped, uncommunicable, solitary, mute, undemonstrative, restrained, uncommunicative, attitude, guarded, close, dumb, unemotional, moderate, withdrawn, remote, standoffish, incommunicable, unassuming, unassertive, preceding, offish, retiring.
- "Blind Love", Wilkie Collins.
- "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab", Fergus Hume.
It was hard to have Dan withdraw into his shell just as she was beginning to long for his presence; but he had withdrawn, and like most naturally shy and reticent people, withdrawn farther than ever, as if in reaction from his unusual demonstration.- "A College Girl", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.