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Chengyu
沉默寡言
Pinyin
chén mò guǎ yán
English
uncommunicative
Explanation
Meaning
沉默:不出声;寡:少。不声不响,很少说话。
Context
《旧唐书·梁崇义传》:“梁崇义,长安人,以升斗给于市,有臀力,能卷金舒钩。后为羽林射生,从来瑱于襄阳,沉默寡言,众悦之,累迁为偏裨。”
Example
~,深沉不露,令我忆君之丰采。 ◎陈毅《哭叶军长希夷同志》诗
Synonyms
默不做声、沉吟不语、默默无言
Antonyms
夸夸其谈、口若悬河、喋喋不休
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、宾语、定语;形容人性格沉稳,不爱说话
 
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