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introvert

verb in·tro·vert \ ˈin-trə-ˌvərt \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of introvert

transitive verb
: to turn inward or in upon itself: such as
a : to concentrate or direct upon oneself
b : to produce psychological introversion in

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Origin and Etymology of introvert

intro- + -vert (as in divert)

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introvert

noun

Definition of introvert

1 : something (such as the retractile proboscis of some worms) that is or can be drawn in especially by invagination
2 : one whose personality is characterized by introversion; broadly : a reserved or shy person

introverted

play \ˈin-trə-ˌvər-təd\ adjective

Examples of introvert in a Sentence

  1. although interested in the public welfare, he was too much of an introvert to consider personally running for political office

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First Known Use of introvert

1883

introvert Synonyms

Synonyms
shrinking violet, wallflower
Antonyms
extrovert (also extravert)
Related Words
mouse; cold fish, iceberg, icicle

INTROVERT Defined for English Language Learners

introvert

noun

Definition of introvert for English Language Learners

  • : a shy person : a quiet person who does not find it easy to talk to other people


Medical Dictionary

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introvert

transitive verb in·tro·vert \ ˈin-trə-ˌvərt \

medical Definition of introvert

: to turn inward or in upon itself: as
a : to concentrate or direct upon oneself
b : to produce psychological introversion in

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introvert

noun

medical Definition of introvert

: one whose attention and interests are directed toward one's own thoughts and feelings : one whose personality is characterized by introversion; broadly : a reserved or shy person — compare extrovert


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