introverted

adjective
in·​tro·​vert·​ed | \ ˈin-trə-ˌvər-təd How to pronounce introverted (audio) \

Definition of introverted

: having or suggesting the characteristics of an introvert especially : possessing a reserved or shy nature typically with an inclination to solitude It frustrates and pains me to hear so many stories about how misunderstood and overlooked most introverted people felt when they were growing up. — Marti Olsen Laney — compare extroverted

First Known Use of introverted

1683, in the meaning defined above

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“Introverted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/introverted. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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introverted

adjective
in·​tro·​vert·​ed | \ ˈin-trə-ˌvərt-əd How to pronounce introverted (audio) \
variants: also introvert \ ˈin-​trə-​ˌvərt How to pronounce introvert (audio) \

Medical Definition of introverted

: marked by or suggesting introversion an uncommunicative and introverted person broadly : being a reserved or shy person — compare extroverted

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