1. the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
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How To Use taciturnity In A Sentence

  • I think you are somewhat reserved, but my daughter does not seem to mind your taciturnity, so I suppose I have no occasion to complain.
  • I avoided his stares and finished the meal in silence, surprising Gretchen with my unaccustomed taciturnity.
  • But the conscious taciturnity of Edgar recalled her exertions; struck and afflicted by the truth she had pronounced, he could not controvert it; he was mute; but his look spoke keen disturbance and bitter regret. Camilla
  • 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. The Disowned — Volume 08
  • After all those years of taciturnity in male cinema, the floodgates opened and we were deluged by talk.
  • It was a period when middle-class fathers often withdrew behind taciturnity and rituals of manliness, when mothers stifled their finer feelings and aspirations behind domestic routines.
  • Sensible of his father's humble, but yet respectable position, he neither attempted to swagger himself into importance by an affectation of superior breeding or contempt for his parent, nor did he manifest any of that sullen taciturnity which is frequently preserved, as a proof of superiority, or a mask for conscious ignorance and bad breeding; the fact being generally forgotten that it is an exponent of both. The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One
  • But I think, too, of hours spent alone with him as an interviewer, seeking to overcome his calculated taciturnity in an exercise I likened to mining gold with a plastic teaspoon.
  • Mr. Brown, who had always met my advances with a grim taciturnity that made conversation exceedingly difficult, proceeded to dissertate upon one or two of the vexed questions of the day. An Amiable Charlatan
  • They said that as their longer "taciturnity" might cause the ruin of his Majesty's affairs, they were at last compelled to break silence. The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Complete (1555-84)
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