of few words


of few words
phrasal
: not inclined to say more than necessary : laconic

a man of few words

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taciturn

he's a man of few words

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of few words
◇ A person of few words is someone who does not talk very much.

a man/woman of few words

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Main Entry:few

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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