The shy and taciturn young man felt extremely nervous while giving his presentation to the audience.
An example of taciturn is a person who sits quietly at the edge of the room and only responds in short sentences when spoken to.
Origin of taciturnfrom French or L: French taciturne; Classical Latin taciturnus from tacere: see tacit
- Habitually untalkative. See Synonyms at laconic.
- Characterized by reserve or a lack of expression: “Beneath his taciturn exterior was an optimist” ( Buzz Bizzinger )
Origin of taciturnFrench taciturne from Old French from Latin taciturnus from tacitus silent ; see tacit .
(comparative more taciturn, superlative most taciturn)