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Definition of "taciturnity" [tac•i•tur•ni•ty]

  • The trait of being taciturn. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "taciturnity" in a sentence
  • "Bersonin, who despite his taciturnity was a patient teacher, instructed me in Danish, but possibly because he himself only spoke it at second hand, I didn't take to it easily."
  • "In the West, his reserve with men had been labelled taciturnity or swollen-headeduess, which did not fit the case at all; whilst, in spite of his perfect manner towards them, his indifference to woman _en masse_ or in the individual was supreme and sincere."
  • "At first both were silent, for Lord Ulswater used the ordinary privilege of a lover and was absent and absorbed, and his companion was never the first to break a taciturnity natural to his habits."