disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
reluctant or restrained.
Origin: 1825–35; Related forms
< Latin reticent-
(stem of reticēns
), present participle of reticēre
to be silent, equivalent to re- re-
combining form of tacēre
to be silent (cf. tacit
) + -ent- -ent
ret·i·cence, ret·i·cen·cy, noun
1. taciturn, quiet, uncommunicative.
1. talkative, voluble.
is always a great word to know.
So is flibbertigibbet. Does it mean: