a man/woman of few words

a man of few words

A man who does not speak often or at length. Despite being a man of few words, Joseph was well-respected in his field because of his actions.
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a woman of few words

A woman who does not speak often or at length. Despite being a woman of few words, Sarah was well-respected in her field because of her actions.
See also: few, of, woman, word

a man (or woman) of few words

a taciturn person.
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a man/woman of few ˈwords

a person who does not talk much: Mr Robins was a man of few words, but his opinions were always respected.
See also: few, man, of, woman, word