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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (disinclined)
a. reluctant
El dueño de la cervecería es reticente a introducir nuevos gustos.The owner of the brewery is reluctant to introduce new flavors.
b. unwilling
Los países en guerra están reticentes a firmar un acuerdo.The warring countries are unwilling to sign an agreement.
2. (reserved)
a. reticent
Marta es reticente y nunca habla de su vida privada.Marta is reticent and never talks about her private life.
3. (full of hints)
a. full of insinuations
El político dio un discurso reticente sin atacarlo directamente.The politician delivered a speech full of insinuations without directly attacking his opponent.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (reacio)
a. unwilling, reluctant
2. (con insinuaciones)
a. full of insinuation
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1 (reacio) unwilling; reluctant
estar o ser reticente a hacer algo to be unwilling o reluctant to do sth; se mostró reticente a aceptar she was unwilling o reluctant to accept; se declara reticente a meterse en política he says he doesn't like the idea of getting involved in politics
2 (con reserva) reticent; reserved
3 (irónico) ironical; sarcastic
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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