extroverted

adjective
ex·​tro·​vert·​ed | \ ˈek-strə-ˌvər-təd How to pronounce extroverted (audio) , ˌek-strə-ˈvər- \
variants: or extraverted \ ˈek-​strə-​ˌvər-​təd How to pronounce extroverted (audio) , ˌek-​strə-​ˈvər-​ \

Definition of extroverted

: having or showing the characteristics of an extrovert especially : possessing or arising from an outgoing and gregarious nature Albert, the most extroverted of the brood, likes glad-handing and charming the crowd. — Bill Hewitt and Margie Sellinger Her energy, her extroverted enthusiasm, and her flamboyance are immediately evident. — A. Truman Schwartz — compare introverted

First Known Use of extroverted

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for extroverted

borrowed from German extravertiert, from extra- extra- + -vertiert, from Latin vertere "to turn" + German -iert, past participle of -ieren, verb formative; formed after Extraversion extroversion

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The first known use of extroverted was in 1915

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18 May 2021

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“Extroverted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extroverted. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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extroverted

adjective
ex·​tro·​vert·​ed
variants: also extraverted \ -​ˌvərt-​əd How to pronounce extroverted (audio) \

Medical Definition of extroverted

: having or suggesting the characteristics of an extrovert especially : possessing an outgoing and gregarious nature — compare introverted

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