The definition of reticent is inclined to not speak or restrained or quiet in style.(adjective)
An example of reticent is a student who never raises her hand or answers a question in class.
See reticent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L reticens, prp. of reticere, to be silent < re-, again + tacere, to be silent: see tacit
See reticent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin reticēns, reticent-
Origin: , present participle of reticēre, to keep silent
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + tacēre, to be silent.
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