The word “reticent” refers to someone who is inclined to be silent, reserved, or reluctant to speak or express their thoughts or feelings. It describes a person who tends to be quiet or restrained in communication.

Interesting fact: The word “reticent” comes from the Latin word “reticentem,” which means “remaining silent.” It is derived from the verb “reticere,” which combines “re-” (meaning “back” or “again”) and “tacere” (meaning “to be silent”).