To save this word, you'll need to log in. Reticent first appeared about years ago, but the "reluctant" sense of "reticent" is a midth century introduction. We first tended to use the "reluctant" sense of "reticent" when the context was speech as in "reticent to talk about her past" , thus keeping the word close to its "silent" sense.
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Back home in New Orleans, Donovan is reticent and Pleasant is reflective, but neither man fit in. President James Madison, at the time closely allied with Thomas Jefferson, was not reticent about discussing wealth inequality. Moreover, it possessed the French quality of taste: taste reigned supreme, self-controlled, dignified and reticent. Leno asked why he has been so reticent to publicize his opinions about President Obama and his policies.
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So there's THAT to look forward to. He is coming to church with me and our daughter for the ward Christmas program. The hardest thing is the feeling of being completely shut out. My wife is living proof that they CAN be worth it. She ends on a positive note: You are a flawed and unique human being, with excellent training and an admirable sense of purpose. Every school events, social gathering, especially weekend calls is making me sad.