close-mouthed
close-mouthed (klōsʹmouthdʹ, -mouthtʹ) adj.
Disposed not to talk; tightlipped.

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  • close-mouthed — close lippedˈ or close mouthedˈ adjective Reticent, saying little • • • Main Entry: ↑close * * * close mouthed UK [ˌkləʊs ˈmaʊθd] US [ˌkloʊsˈmaʊθd] adjective not saying anything about a subject because you want to keep it secret Thesaurus: secret …   Useful english dictionary

  • close-mouthed — [ˌkləus ˈmauðd, ˈmauθt US ˌklous ] adj also closed mouthed [ˌkləuzd US ˌklouzd ] AmE not willing to say much because you are trying to keep a secret …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • close-mouthed — ► close mouthed reticent; discreet. Main Entry: ↑close …   English terms dictionary

  • close-mouthed — [ ,klous mauθd ] adjective not saying anything about a subject because you want to keep it secret …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • close-mouthed — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not speaking freely or openly: close, incommunicable, incommunicative, reserved, reticent, silent, taciturn, tightlipped, uncommunicable, uncommunicative. See RESTRAINT, SOUNDS …   English dictionary for students

  • close-mouthed — reticent; discreet. → close …   English new terms dictionary

  • close-mouthed — adj reticent, taciturn, uncommunicative, reserved, retiring, quiet, close; silent, mute, mum, obmutescent, secretive, evasive; brief, terse, concise, laconic, Rare. pauciloquent …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • close-mouthed — adjective not willing to say much because you are trying to keep a secret …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • close-mouthed — UK [ˌkləʊs ˈmaʊθd] / US [ˌkloʊsˈmaʊθd] adjective not saying anything about a subject because you want to keep it secret …   English dictionary

  • close — Ⅰ. close [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) only a short distance away or apart in space or time. 2) (of a connection or resemblance) strong. 3) denoting someone who is part of a person s immediate family. 4) (of a relationship or the people conducting it) very… …   English terms dictionary

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