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Taciturn in French : taciturne

Translations of « taciturn » in French

Most common translation : taciturne Ecouter


taciturn \ˈtæsɪtɜːn\

  1. Taciturne.
      The two sisters could hardly have been more different, one so boisterous and expressive, the other so taciturn and calm. We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb. — (Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813, chapter 18)

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  • Under a taciturn exterior he had a kind and generous heart and was committed to the common good.

    Sous un extérieur taciturne, il avait un cœur bon et généreux et s'engageait pour le bien commun. Tributes paid to SNP stalwart and former Buchan councillor | The Scotsman
  • Farrell, in particular, gives the performance of his career — Oscar worthy — as the exceedingly nice but dim Padraic while Gleeson is wonderfully grumpy and taciturn as the ageing Colm; a musician who just wants to write music and leave a lasting legacy rather than waste the time he has left with his dull former friend.

    Farrell, en particulier, donne la meilleure performance de sa carrière - digne d'un Oscar - dans le rôle de Padraic, extrêmement gentil mais sombre, tandis que Gleeson est merveilleusement grincheux et taciturne dans le rôle de Colm, un musicien vieillissant qui veut juste écrire de la musique et laisser un héritage durable plutôt que de perdre le temps qui lui reste avec son ancien ami ennuyeux. Morning Star — Film of the Week Spellbinding acting is a cinematic treat | Morning Star
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