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reticent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reticent

Definition
(adj) temperamentally disinclined to talk
Synonyms : untalkative

Definition
(adj) cool and formal in manner
Synonyms : restrained , unemotional

Definition
(adj) reluctant to draw attention to yourself
Synonyms : retiring , self-effacing

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reticent

Cent (Saint) is stereotypically reluctant to speak or draw attention to themselves.
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by ksameer_coep

50Cent -> talks too much.. on the contrary.. reticent-> talk less
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by deepster89

REHTA+SHANT....shant rehne waal i.e a person who doesn't talk or who is reserved in speech....
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by nileshdive

RET+ICENT=RET(RAT)+ICENT(INOCENT)=RAT IS INNOCENT SO HE SPAKS LESS,i.e REMAINS SILENT
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by amitarora

REserved and silENT
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by own1221

reticent~reti(return) + cent (imagine cent,currency, to be a big amount)...so if you aren't able to return a cent to whom you owe you remain reserved,without communication
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by khushi5

retICENT sounds like dECENT,he is decent,he doesn't blabber,he stays calm and reserved.
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by kartiksarma1

reticent ~ retire. An old man who is retired speak reticently
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by pateheo

retina(reti) + scent(cent) ... one gets "reluctant" to spray scent on his eyes.
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by boybluffs

If you notice a shy person, they turn RED-AS-A-CENT
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by Jackery

When we are Reti-cent we are not-ready-yet to get ourselves in-volved
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by Yank

Think of someone you know who has low self-esteem AND quiet, then imagine: S/he often thinks, "I better [RET]ract my thoughts before [I] voice it, because it can't be worth a [CENT] to others."
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by joeyessoe

if one is RETICENT by nature one would never RETurn a CENT found on the street.
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by maldini

He RETIred in silENT because he is a QUIET type of person.
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by marioM

+i+ cent; if you ask someone to RETurn the CENT(money) , he doesn’t speak freely
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by nikhilparasher

Once 50 cent was reluctant to draw attention towards RAJNIKANT now he is called reticent
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by phoenix747

cent(100)% => he is not giving cent % information i.e., he is hiding something.....
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by kruz

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