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retiring

adjective

Simple Definition of retiring

  • : quiet and shy

  • —used to describe a person who will be retiring from a job or profession soon

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of retiring

retiringly play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb
retiringness noun

Examples of retiring in a sentence

  1. a shy, retiring young woman

  2. <one retiring young girl was sitting alone quietly in a corner during the party>



1766

First Known Use of retiring

1766

Rhymes with retiring


RETIRING Defined for Kids

retiring

adjective re·tir·ing \ri-ˈtīr-iŋ\

Definition of retiring for Students

  1. :  1shy 2, reserved





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