: quiet and shy

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

Full Definition of RETIRING

:  reserved, shy
re·tir·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb
re·tir·ing·ness noun

Examples of RETIRING

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

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Rhymes with RETIRING

RETIRINGLY Defined for Kids


adjective re·tir·ing \ri-ˈtīr-iŋ\

Definition of RETIRING for Kids

:  1shy 2, reserved


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