Synonym of taciturn

Alternative for taciturn

Antonym: talkative,


(of a person) Reserved or uncommunicative in speech
dumb reserved reticent silent tight-lipped uncommunicative aloof antisocial distant mute quiet unforthcoming withdrawn close-lipped inarticulate secretive unresponsive closemouthed close-mouthed cold dour introverted laconic media-shy retiring stand-offish unsociable untalkative brooding close curt detached dried-up mum mom sententious shy sparing speechless sullen unexpressive clammed up restrained standoffish private cool undemonstrative unapproachable wordless guarded self-contained offish diffident unspeaking tongue-tied unfriendly reclusive solitary muted buttoned up modest formal remote frigid inhibited bashful voiceless discreet demure cautious uncompanionable unemotional retired sedate chilly at a loss for words backward indifferent dark misanthropic prim introvert icy soft-spoken conventional serene composed secret tight-mouthed ceremonious self-restrained tightlipped collected placid hushed zipped mumchance incommunicable on the QT incommunicative shrinking stiff uncommunicable frosty clamlike self-effacing evasive gentle mild peaceful noncommittal eremitic non-communicative unbending hush-hush haughty unsocial unconcerned dummied up dry nonvocal not talkative stolid passionless lost for words emotionless unmoved dispassionate cold-blooded unassuming impassive timid mousy stoical apathetic phlegmatic unfeeling enigmatic deep impassible stoic constrained unclubbable asocial cagey incurious uninterested affectless numb coy controlled self-controlled standoff nongregarious of few words dumbstruck dried up dumbfounded snobbish uppity struck dumb stuffy playing one's cards close to one's chest saying nothing forbidding austere stuck-up soundless buttoned-up cold-eyed unable to get a word out not saying boo bereft of speech unrevealing keeping people at arm's length aphonic unflappable terse brusque meek unaffable unamiable timorous inward-looking unneighbourly uncongenial unconversational temperate silenced inhospitable short sheepish recessive unassertive independent still not forthcoming rude uncivil mopey mopish unneighborly hostile socially inhibited isolated zipped one's lips have tight chops ungregarious insular distrustful inaccessible inapproachable scowling aseptic disinterested retreated thoughtful recluse uncurious casual unloving wooden unaffectionate contained hermit-like hermitic hermitical silentious unheard unable to speak tongueless suspicious antagonistic cryptic Olympian self-sufficient all alone eremetic sober undercover furtive backstairs covert feline sly mysterious secluded hidden closed up shocked uptight buttoning up mum's the word zipping one's lips buttoning one's lip nontalkative clamming up tight chops astounded unwilling calm callous thunderstruck aghast dazed amazed in chambers in privacy in private inscrutable unfazed insolent unenthusiastic annoyed offended chill impudent impertinent unwelcoming lukewarm procacious glacial offhand in the background playing your cards close to your chest in the dark gobsmacked flabbergasted exact precise staid unruffled insensible imperturbable poker-faced shell-shocked correct proper obmutescent dumbstricken wouldn't say boo to a goose unimpressible unexcitable insusceptible inflexible unsympathetic cool as cucumber astonished hit for six knocked for six stilted starched affected starchy seemly official serious indurated matter-of-fact hardened heartless nonchalant inexcitable spiritless polite straight arrow strait-laced stiff-necked by the numbers proud insociable arrogant mean-looking laid back put on airs impersonal humble self-conscious hesitant embarrassed unconfident uncordial insecure gelid apprehensive wary disdainful moderate clammy antiseptic brittle reluctant hard-eyed unpretentious nervous stony careful unobtrusive supercilious conservative blushing fearful wintry wintery coldish frozen arctic chary laid-back down-to-earth uninvolved considerate circumspect unpresuming prudent repressed unassured cool, calm and collected judicious chaste nice stern prudish aw-shucks decorous straight rigid subdued simple reasonable uneasy abashed steady measured lowly tactful skittish shamefaced self-possessed tentative unamicable clinical pompous priggish unostentatious withdrawing sensible politic level-headed severe unaffected seclusive square pure alert heedful rabbity unpassioned abstract rational gingerly safe hard-hearted deadpan tranquil virginal virtuous watchful vigilant decent attentive calculating flat cold-hearted balanced introspective unsure disciplined abstracted in check unimpassioned preoccupied mannered cold as ice faint-hearted businesslike strained awkward cloistered maidenly unsentimental diplomatic soft snooty cynical unpretending afraid coquettish under control uncomfortable kittenish off inconspicuous disagreeable prissy unkind unpleasant unboastful ungracious ascetic courteous thick-skinned hard-boiled anchoritic eremitical mim stuck up puritanical niminy-piminy fogeyish putting on airs leery overmodest jaundiced lone inimical old-fashioned equable removed plain solemn insouciant negative neutral discourteous spacey untroubled expressionless toneless hollow dead blank bland vacant uncharitable hateful narrow-minded insensitive objective bottled up ill at ease grouchy strict unexpansive spaced-out prim and proper pococurante impartial out of it discriminating observant precautious nowhere immovable nonemotional self-centred fuddy-duddy with reservations stick-in-the-mud easy even self-centered warm on the lookout with eyes peeled of the old school levelheaded stony-eyed unexcessive not given to excesses unextreme avoidant unnatural forced costive frustrated deliberate tamed restricted limited vestal unsullied superior undefiled contrived laboured artificial ungenial girlish doubtful camera-shy arch flirtatious kind punctilious sequestered genuine natural half-hearted tepid hung up immaculate intact self-doubting uncertain steely flinty unhappy depressing stodgy ungainly docile alienated unsmiling passive ashamed ingenuous ordinary artless unambitious apologetic respectful indrawn low-pitched low muffled hushful low-keyed simpering outside repellent lifeless dubious blenching flinching unpoised low-key unaggressive hard fierce discouraging off-putting hermitlike contemplative self-interested pensive self-absorbed unenthused unnoticeable low-profile labored not forward monastic cowering weak-kneed trembling quaking cool-headed hard-headed complacent perfunctory unimposing cold-shoulder contemptuous withering ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed unagitated uninquiring lacking courage easily frightened unimpressionable secluse hermetic hardhearted bureaucratic inhuman keeping a low profile stony-hearted disinclined loath hesitating wavering indisposed ladylike respectable unprejudiced uncommitted unbiased wise strategic obdurate inexpressive listless coldhearted marble uncompassionate blah unwilling to mix with other people sceptical self-deprecating free from vanity hiding one's light under a bushel innocent pokerfaced wimpish mousey yellow gutless tremulous chicken fainthearted scary fearsome yellow-bellied sissy trepidatious featureless colorless soulless gray colourless grey equal uncolored depersonalised faceless candid depersonalized nondiscriminatory anonymous monolithic resigned intelligent judgmatical judgmatic discerning stable tolerant regular goody-goody old-maidish malevolent shut away sagacious softly-softly kid-glove delicate lenient abstinent peaceable straight-faced averse under wraps inobtrusive nonaggressive corked up in charge chilled on a leash in control of yourself pessimistic inhumane earnest awake civil worldly-wise faint cowardly shuddering recreant poor-spirited frightened scared considered not excessive compromising lonely alone strictly business cold turkey dependable settled reliable sober-minded benign even-tempered sobersided selfish sarcastic hating egoistic sardonic egotistical misanthropical companionless along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches on lookout having foresight not rash mature anxious troubled friendless skeptical unaccompanied like a clam poised responsible sound carefree secure restless tense discomposed edgy unsettled unperturbed blithe surly sour lonesome good full of common sense well balanced calculable serious-minded unswerving having both feet on the ground medium comfortable checked regulated constant curbed relaxed perturbed unrelaxed bothered nervy jittery antsy mindful provident aware special one-off sole unique singular one only unworried deadly musty conformist aggressive ill-natured suspecting scrupulous shrewd forethoughtful unquiet discomforted disquieted discomfited devil-may-care happy-go-lucky humourless fusty by itself quarrelsome unanxious old-fogeyish nasty keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves on your guard belt-and-braces watching one's step watching out walking on eggs on your toes taking it slow playing safe hedging one's bets on the qui vive on guard on the watch with one's eyes peeled genteel narrow magisterial fetid straitlaced important self-important hot bloated humorless puffy foetid Victorian smug smoky smelly careless lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome oblivious debonair doubting antipathetic menacing adversary obnoxious mortal impolite adversarial unmannerly unattended forsaken sui generis out-of-the-way particular deserted lacking social skills by oneself on edge stag separate lorn on its own verecund blushful recoiling lofty nonplussed cross ill-disposed against conflicting opposite estranged malicious disaffected malignant spiteful competitive unpromising contrary warlike vengeful acrimonious opposed censorious combative grudging gruff unbothered not bothered forgetful feckless inattentive lackadaisical blind supine deaf without a care in the world at ease not giving a toss heedless undisturbed negligent undaunted easily embarrassed non-committal on ice as dry as dust cold fish lone wolf vague not on speaking terms overcareful canny overcautious


(of a person) Habitually in a bad mood
miserable sullen grumpy moody sulky surly gloomy glum grouchy humorless humourless somber sombre sour cantankerous dour irritable lugubrious churlish glowering morose peevish saturnine scowling testy unsmiling unsociable cross dismal pessimistic sober crabbed crabby crotchety crusty snappish uncommunicative unresponsive mardy mumpish waspish bad-tempered ill-tempered ill-humored ill-humoured in a bad mood bleak dark dreary desolate depressing funereal comfortless solemn cheerless melancholy forlorn wretched depressive gray dire melancholic godforsaken morbid drear cold disconsolate unhappy darkening plutonian black chill murky tenebrous tenebrific sepulchral grey dejected lonely lonesome elegiacal dreich sunless elegiac cloudy depressed despondent sad Cimmerian blue moping down in low spirits down in the dumps doleful mournful dolorous downcast frowning troubled low-spirited down in the mouth cranky in a blue funk having blue devils having the blahs brusque harsh gruff singing the blues choleric acrimonious splenetic narky Eeyorish ill-natured with a long face fed up grave phlegmatic low woebegone woeful dispirited sorrowful hopeless in the dumps joyless grim crestfallen downhearted inconsolable sorry heartbroken heartsick cast down brokenhearted heartsore heavy-hearted bad saddened heavyhearted drab disheartening disheartened discouraged despairing droopy hangdog distressed tearful dull spiritless abject grief-stricken anguished dispiriting broken-hearted discouraging mirthless dragged austere rueful pathetic uninviting hurting bitter oppressive distressing demoralized foreboding grieving mourning oppressed forbidding upset demoralised heartbreaking severe long-faced heartrending bummed out teary piteous chap-fallen tragic in the doldrums stark devastated dingy defeatist in the pits disappointed afflicted serious down and out crushed dreadful weeping inhospitable stern uncomfortable in pain brassed off cheesed off lachrymose destroyed dim pitiful brooding unwelcoming downbeat ominous sick as a parrot saddening chapfallen negative unfortunate mopey terrible awful unpleasant cast-down sorrowing pitiable lamentable subdued wistful painful horrific pensive sinister regretful crummy harrowing bleeding grievous upsetting dysphoric earnest poor unpromising pained lamenting stony bare threatening intimidating horrible clinical dejecting impersonal hostile agonized weepy weary institutional hard bereaved weighed down heart-rending sunk in gloom in despair appalling inauspicious broken out of sorts aggrieved listless fierce tristful agonised disagreeable stony-faced down-and-out down-hearted cut up cynical torn up sedate drearisome dirgelike plaintive steely unfriendly poker-faced poignant menacing horrid flinty choked bland dolesome ugly dismayed ghastly ungentle regrettable frightening helpless draggy mopish broody distressful lurid ripped deplorable shocking macabre gutted wintry jarring wintery heavy unfavorable unfavourable loathsome shadowy nightmarish hurt unpropitious difficult worrying shot down displeasing no-nonsense troublesome emotional all torn up on a downer low-down let down taken down as sick as a parrot in the toilet tormented gruesome abandoned grisly fatalistic gloom-ridden dirge-like eerie louring lowering ferocious grotesque angry traumatic nostalgic desperate low in spirits unamused sobersided distraught weighty enervated gory squalid mean-looking flat overwhelmed maudlin suffering staid solitary sordid disconcerting ghostly moving disapproving daunted spooky horrendous shaken frightful bereft distrustful traumatized disappointing sapped adverse bewailing bemoaning wailing aching atrocious fiery plangent adust horrifying shameful suspicious sourpuss muted deathly calamitous dangerous direful dolent doubting spookish hellish execrable inferior lousy alarmist angst-ridden grieved foul destitute resigned bearish tortured unenthusiastic unnerving indigent scurvy scungy impoverished detestable po-faced rotten hapless sunk heavy with grief mortified overcome with sorrow traumatised agonizing agonising bummed-out gut-wrenching sick repugnant sick at heart chilling given to looking on the black side blue funk down in dumps doubtful disturbing ill-boding in tears boot-faced languorous triste unwelcome parlous languid uncaring ruined deserted unimpassioned very sad waste ticked off teed off browned off peed off unmoved spartan threnodic threnodial disadvantageous exequial deathlike funebrial apathetic worthless tragical overcast touching portentous remorseful Stygian obscure hollow disquieting discomforting at demoralizing demoralising dirgeful depressant shamefaced intolerable lorn without energy misanthropic emo overcome pining down-in-the-mouth excruciating crushing companionless atrabilious clouded dampened drooping dashed sagging lowered bowed thrown shattered acheronian off sluggish huffy discomposing vexatious cowed sorry for yourself bummed powerless downtrodden lost uneasy worried down in mouth in grief in doldrums griefstricken damp let-down not happy have the blahs forgotten homeless forsaken doomed sob story distant unapproachable formidable aloof feeling down full of gloom looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny crying derisible mortifying heart-wrenching friendless uncared-for heart-breaking unmitigable strict implacable languished bowed down funeral deploring shot-down diabolic diabolical ghoulish sadistic twisted perverted rough rugged savage fell stiff tear-jerking intimidatory dragging defenseless defenceless fruitless alone sobbing cast-iron unappeasable furious critical mean dolorific ruthful afflictive resolute up the creek long-suffering without hope whimpering snivelling unsympathetic cruel gross devilish doomy close to tears vicious truculent despicable contemptible tough disgraceful vile blubbering hard-faced stringent trashy shoddy filthy minacious bodeful loury larmoyant sickly derisory sniveling on the verge of tears troubling dismaying straitened ill-fated hard-pressed discommodious harmful perilous undesirable full of hardship objectionable strained exacting ill-omened treacherous injurious pressing precarious exigent messy jeopardous apocalyptic rocky very bad mephitical unkind repellant repellent bewildering vexing unlucky off-putting testing annoying abhorrent galling perturbing perplexing distasteful unpalatable alarming revulsive frustrating daunting unamusing aggravating uncongenial irritating unpleasing irksome hideous anxious poverty-stricken easily moved chilly in floods of tears with tears in your eyes vexed perturbed unnerved agitated discomposed disconcerted bothered ruffled disquieted unearthly discombobulated harassed irked concerned uptight wrecked discountenanced flustered aflutter plagued haunted spooked bugged wounded shook harrowed terrifying jumpy persecuted antsy unglued monstrous fearsome revolting pitiless grewsome repulsive terrific nightmare strung out shook up weird scary shady offensive sickening unhealthy in a stew racked with suffering in a tizzy racked with pain God-awful death-obsessed aggressive indignant temperamental aggravated enraged


Abrupt or taciturn in manner
gruff grumpy surly blunt brusque churlish curt bad-tempered crabbed crusty rude abrupt bearish ill-tempered sullen discourteous ill-natured impolite short ungracious bluff crabby crotchety grouchy laconic no-nonsense rough uncivil unmannerly cross offhand short-tempered sour tetchy unceremonious ill-humored ill-humoured off offish angry boisterous boorish crude impatient morose nasty saturnine snappy snippy truculent sharp harsh snappish terse irritable testy cantankerous tart brief peevish ill-mannered touchy irascible vulgar moody sulky crisp splenetic uncouth tactless bad-mannered ornery choleric unpolished unfriendly dyspeptic bilious petulant indelicate prickly waspish cranky short-spoken coarse downright crass chippy ill-bred brusk narky fractious dour oafish disagreeable stroppy loutish disrespectful ratty clumsy unpleasant inconsiderate brisk graceless undiplomatic caustic monosyllabic to the point glum ungentlemanly snippety shrewish curmudgeonly quick-tempered hot-tempered pithy uncultured eggy peppery peckish soreheaded liverish unsociable snaky querulous direct bitter huffy perverse gross thoughtless plain-spoken unladylike unmannered pouting awkward cross-grained out of sorts concise gauche pettish pouty like a bear with a sore head unrefined snarling succinct gloomy scratchy shirty miffy acid impertinent insolent impudent clipped cavalier bungling ignorant abrasive fiery frank out of humour outspoken ungallant short-fused in a bad mood hasty on a short fuse volatile mopey unkind matter-of-fact glowering resentful cloddish breviloquent mannerless insulting loud uptight brooding uncommunicative indiscreet compact unsubtle abusive rash inept maladroit impetuous offensive brash bloody-minded in a mood blundering summary compendious temperamental pointed scowling acerbic epigrammatic untactful elliptical straightforward sarcastic unchivalrous aphoristic uncalled-for unhandsome peremptory dusty insensitive uncultivated sententious thumbnail tasteless apothegmatic capsule fretful brutal tense clownish common telegraphic elliptic classless upfront spiteful mumpish argumentative indecorous clodhopping uncivilized lowbred mardy cussed unresponsive annoyed waxy frowning sourpussed mean rustic ugly sulking uncivilised thin-skinned hot-blooded imprudent as cross as two sticks straight from the shoulder unpolitic injudicious decisive derogatory impolitic forthright businesslike incisive uncomplimentary candid disdainful economical unsophisticated humourless humorless disgruntled unequivocal disparaging hotheaded bald acrimonious captious moping snarky tough unsmiling flip thuggish quarrelsome fresh brutish miserable contumelious swinish indignant not afraid to call a spade a spade stuffy lumpen gnomic oversensitive barbaric obstinate trenchant yobbish philistine vitriolic uneducated short and sweet hostile uncooperative exasperated grumbling slobbish callous out of humor sorehead passionate complaining raspy compendiary lubberly bristly edgy vicious honest uncharitable vinegary ireful wild fed up pulling no punches cheerless base joyless embittered not beating about the bush having got out of bed the wrong side out-of-line having got out of bed on the wrong side not mincing one's words speaking one's mind sharp-tongued low-bred calling a spade a spade vigorous disobliging catty misbehaved imperious tooshie tempersome unhelpful scornful mean-spirited presumptuous gawky stolid spunky acute snarly atrabilious zowerswopped Eeyorish careless open hearty rowdy doltish lumpish bullying perversely irritable precipitate polite miserly unneighborly inhospitable unfortunate hoonish dense good-natured genial approachable audacious piqued sharp-tempered friendly lowbrow with a long face heavy-handed put out mopish blustering barefaced cheery sincere obloquious foul derisive rugged like a bull in a china shop cheeky arrogant peeved vexed dark aloof roughneck incult sketchy insensible raffish low scathing degrading violent berating scurrilous reproachful obnoxious reviling denigratory belittling pejorative defamatory cocky lewd inelegant illiberal speaking as one finds withdrawn dismal depressed disgracious ungenteel mouthy smart alecky lippy smart-alecky brazen backward savage immature overbearing underbred inaffable insubordinate malapert vituperatory calumniating contemptuous vituperative intrusive yokelish bounderish psyched up angerful frenzied fuming fierce wrathful disapproving ranting in a temper raving cold pugnacious convulsed ferocious in a huff down in the mouth having a fit of the sulks in a funk in the sulks in a strop unwise inadvisable rough-hewn foul-mouthed loud-mouthed point-blank cutting bare stark explicit simple unadorned biting unvarnished unembellished hard-hitting undisguised unqualified stupid unthinking unperceptive severe hard uncompromising grating cruel stern straight-talking straight-shooting unfeeling annoying irritating condensed ill-advised wounding hurtful galling critical neat pitiless acerb unsympathetic comfortless huffish sensitive feisty whingy misanthropic cynical difficult discontented contentious pertinacious aggressive hateful rubbing the wrong way spiky hard to take displeased contrary whiny hypercritical whining crybaby hick iracund iracundulous fussy disputatious close cryptic taut clear-cut exact lean precise unsavoury waspy grousing acrid trying growling caviling sore on edge dissatisfied carping griping malicious venomous fretting whingeing childish cavilling malignant vindictive filthy obstreperous chuffy barbarous plebby countrified ocker inurbane unpoised boiled down Neanderthal provincial unsavory in a nutshell nasty-tempered hot under the collar fault-finding out of temper foul-tempered out-of-sorts easily offended cut to the bone

Antonym of taciturn

taciturn Idiom, Proverb

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