Definition of incommunicative in US English:



  • another term for uncommunicative
    • ‘Leymann outlined the stages of mobbing as starting with a conflict of some sort that is not effectively dealt with (sometimes no fault of the victim, for example, incommunicative workplace managers).’
    • ‘I was driven, obsessive (still am) and Don was imperious, incommunicative.’
    • ‘If you're in the unfortunate situation of having a roommate who's dirty, incommunicative, lazy, or who just doesn't get it, here are some strategies for resolving major issues.’
    • ‘And it turns out it was my slightly incommunicative advisor for my master degree essay who suggested me!’
    • ‘It's no wonder, since he's got seven harpish sisters who pick on him, leaving him a nervous, incommunicative mess.’
    • ‘Dr Phillips is not on trial for being an old fashioned doctor or for being a brusque doctor or an insensitive and rough doctor, for being an incommunicative doctor, for being an unsubtle doctor or even for being an incompetent doctor.’
    • ‘The key site of the symbolic's repression is our fundamentally incommunicative electronic media.’
    • ‘But I think incommunicative scientists are fine so long as they are accompanied by science communicators.’
    • ‘I was indeed incommunicative and incompatible with the kids at my grade level.’
    • ‘The last few months, when things started to not go so well, he became a lot harder to deal with, incommunicative, withdrawing from his previous sociable self, no longer happy to idle on IRC or chatter in email.’
    • ‘Instead of writing off incommunicative guys as jerks, step back and realize guys are people, too.’
    • ‘Tommy is surly and incommunicative; his only meaningful conversations are with Jordan's mourning girlfriend.’
    • ‘Where a stunted self-regarder like Oberst seems condemned to an incommunicative trance, the 36-year-old Anderson is aware enough of the lineage of movie auteurs as lion-taming showmen to, some day, escape his autistic fugue state.’
    • ‘He's dour, self-absorbed, and incommunicative.’
    • ‘She never married, and despite the tremendous popular success of her work - she won the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours and had her picture on the cover of Time magazine in 1931 - she became reclusive and incommunicative in later years.’
    • ‘Although awake at times, she was aphasic and incommunicative, at least to the physicians.’
    • ‘None of them went into a downward spiral, becoming withdrawn or incommunicative or unable to function.’
    • ‘Girls often described before as depressed and incommunicative, come back bubbling over with excitement to share their experiences and the stories of their success.’
    • ‘Grace, you'll never patch things up with him if you remain so incommunicative.’
    • ‘This unconventionality sometimes results in poems that fail to yield their meaning fully, and their incommunicative beauty will frustrate many readers, especially given the defiant attitude with which they are offered.’