close-lipped close, closemouthed, uncommunicative, taciturn, reserved, reticent, secretive, *silent, tight-lipped
Antonyms: &
Contrasted words: see those at CLOSE adj 3

New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.

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  • close lipped — A person who is reluctant to talk about a specific subject is close lipped …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • close-lipped — index mute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • close-lipped — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : tight lipped close lipped and silent about the misadventure Synonyms: see silent * * * /klohs lipt /, adj. not talking or telling much. * * * close lippedˈ or close mouthedˈ adjective Reticent, saying lit …   Useful english dictionary

  • close-lipped — /klohs lipt /, adj. not talking or telling much. * * * …   Universalium

  • close-lipped — /ˈkloʊs lɪpt/ (say klohs lipt) adjective not talking or revealing much …   Australian English dictionary

  • close — vb 1 Close, shut are very close synonyms in the sense of to stop or fill in an opening by means of a closure (as a door, a gate, a lid, or a cover) and are often used interchangeably. However, they may have distinctive nuances of meaning and… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • close — [adj1] near, nearby abutting, across the street, adjacent, adjoining, approaching, around the corner, at hand, contiguous, convenient, give or take a little*, handy, hard by, immediate, imminent, impending, in spitting distance*, in the ball… …   New thesaurus

  • close-mouthed — close lippedˈ or close mouthedˈ adjective Reticent, saying little • • • Main Entry: ↑close * * * close mouthed UK [ˌkləʊs ˈmaʊθd] US [ˌkloʊsˈmaʊθd] adjective not saying anything about a subject because you want to keep it secret Thesaurus: secret …   Useful english dictionary

  • close — Synonyms and related words: Autobahn, Spartan, US highway, abandonment, abbreviated, abort, about, about to be, abridged, abstruse, accented, accommodate, accost, accurate, adjacent, adjust, advance, agree, airless, airtight, alert, all but,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tight-lipped — *silent, uncommunicative, taciturn, close, close lipped, closemouthed, reticent, reserved, secretive …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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