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costiveness

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Noun
 : 
cos=tive=ness

CIDE DICTIONARY

costivenessn. 
  •  An unnatural retention of the fecal matter of the bowels; constipation.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Inability to express one's self; stiffness.  [1913 Webster]
    "A reverend disputant of the same costiveness in public elocution with myself."  [1913 Webster]

ROGET THESAURUS

costiveness

Taciturnity

N taciturnity, silence, muteness, obmutescence, taciturnity, pauciloquy, costiveness, curtness, reserve, reticence, man of few words, silent, mute, mum, silent as a post, silent as a stone, silent as the grave, dumb, unconversable, taciturn, sparing of words, closetongued, costive, inconversable, curt, reserved, reticent, Int, shush!, tush!, silence!, mum!, hush!, chut!, hist!, tut!, chup!, mum's the word, keep your mouth shut!, cave quid dicis quando et cui, volto sciolto i pensieri stretti.


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