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outgoing

adjective out·go·ing \ˈat-ˌgō-iŋ, -ˌg(-)iŋ\

—used to describe someone who is friendly and likes being with and talking to other people

: going away : leaving a place

: leaving a particular position

Full Definition of OUTGOING

1
a :  going away :  departing <an outgoing ship>
b :  retiring or withdrawing from a place or position <the outgoing president>
c :  directed to an intended recipient <outgoing mail>
2
:  openly friendly and responsive :  extroverted
out·go·ing·ness noun
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Examples of OUTGOING

  1. Outgoing mail goes in this box.
  2. <a salesman whose aggressively outgoing personality could sometimes be overbearing>

First Known Use of OUTGOING

1633
OUTGOING Defined for Kids

outgoing

adjective out·go·ing \ˈat-ˌgō-iŋ\

Definition of OUTGOING for Kids

1
:  friendly 1 <She's an outgoing person.>
2
:  leaving a place <an outgoing ship>
3
:  retiring from a place or position <the outgoing president>

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