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Tac`i*tur"ni*ty (?), n. [L. taciturnitas: cf. F. taciturnit'e.]

Habilual silence, or reserve in speaking.

The cause of Addison's taciturnity was a natural diffidence in the company of strangers. V. Knox.

The taciturnity and the short answers which gave so much offense. Macaulay.


© Webster 1913.

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