extrovert

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noun ex·tro·vert \ˈek-strə-ˌvərt\
variants: or less commonly

extravert

Definition of extrovert

  1. :  one whose personality is characterized by extroversion; broadly :  a gregarious and unreserved person

extrovert

or less commonly

extravert

adjective

extroverted

or less commonly

extraverted

play \ˈek-strə-ˌvər-təd, ˌek-strə-ˈvər-\ adjective

Examples of extrovert in a sentence

  1. a natural extrovert, he mixes well in any social situation

Did You Know?

Extrovert (sometimes spelled extravert) means basically "turned outward"—that is, toward things outside oneself. The word was coined by the eminent psychologist C. G. Jung in the early 20th century. The opposite personality type, in Jung's view, was the introvert. Extroverts seem to be favored by societies such as ours, even though introverts seem to be on average more mentally gifted. Psychologists have said that the only personality traits that can be identified in newborn infants are shyness and lack of shyness, which are fairly close to—but not really the same as—introversion and extroversion.

Origin and Etymology of extrovert

modification of German extravertiert, from Latin extra- + vertere


First Known Use: 1918


EXTROVERT Defined for English Language Learners

extrovert

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noun ex·tro·vert \ˈek-strə-ˌvərt\

Definition of extrovert for English Language Learners

  • : a friendly person who likes being with and talking to other people : an outgoing person


Medical Dictionary

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extrovert

adjective ex·tro·vert
variants: also

extravert

\ˈek-strə-ˌvərt\play

Medical Definition of extrovert


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extrovert

noun ex·tro·vert
variants: also

extravert

Medical Definition of extrovert

  1. 1:  one whose attention and interests are directed wholly or predominantly toward what is outside the self :  one characterized by extroversion

  2. 2:  a gregarious and unreserved person—compare introvert



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