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Synonyms for buttoned-up

Verb

1. close up, clam up, dummy up, shut up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum
usage: refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"

Adjective

1. buttoned-up, taciturn (vs. voluble)
usage: (British colloquial) not inclined to conversation
2. buttoned-up, conservative (vs. liberal)
usage: conservative in professional manner; "employers are looking for buttoned-up types"
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