Reticence – The quality of being unwilling to speak about your thoughts or feelings.
To remember the definition of the word reticence, use the following mnemonic:
Her retro style is making no sense (reticence) but she is unwilling to talk about it.
Examples of reticence in a sentence
His reticence about his past made them very suspicious.
She broke out of her normal reticence and told me the whole story of her childhood.
His reticence on the subject is more revealing than his speech.