Meaning of of few words in English:

of few words

Translate of few words into Spanish


  • Not given to saying much; taciturn.

    ‘he's a man of few words’
    • ‘Kate seems a woman of few words, but this reticence is more than made up for by the reminiscences of her friend and husband.’
    • ‘The inescapable feeling that here was someone who was often silent, a man of few words, few thoughts, who simply existed.’
    • ‘A quiet, laid-back Kentuckian of few words, Gullett bristles at the attention and praise.’
    • ‘They say that my dad is a man of few words, but he taught me by the quiet eloquence of his hard work and by his decency.’
    • ‘A shy man of few words, his face crackles with pride when he speaks of his prized piece: a mammoth, double-hosed shisha pipe.’
    • ‘The 18-year-old from Tarbert, a young man of few words, polled 60 per cent of eviction votes last Wednesday.’
    • ‘As a teenager of few words, he had not told his parents about his fever, not realizing that his silence aroused fears in his parents, the hospital and the judges.’
    • ‘He's a man of few words and he carries a really big axe.’
    • ‘Perhaps it was our suspicious behaviour that caused her to be short with us, or perhaps she was having an off night, or maybe she is simply a woman of few words.’
    • ‘Some people might mistake you for shy but, truth is, you're just a bit reserved - a girl of few words.’
    reticent, taciturn, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, unresponsive, close-mouthed, close-lipped