Definition of taciturn:
sparing, restraint, close-mouthed, concise, close, incommunicable, monosyllabic, brief, not liking to talk, close-mouthed, buttoned-up, tightlipped, incommunicative, untalkative, laconic, quiet, economical, sententious, sounds, reticent, uncommunicable, uncommunicative, closemouthed, terse.
He did not recognize in him any one he had ever seen before, and being of a sullen and taciturn nature, especially with strangers, he seemed in no hurry to give the desired information as to Colonel Zane's whereabouts.- "Betty Zane", Zane Grey.
- "Madge Morton's Trust", Amy D. V. Chalmers.
- "In Happy Valley", John Fox.