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 taciturn; from 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)