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 quiet 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

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for introverted

past participle of introvert entry 2, in psychological sense in part as translation of German introvertiert

Note: Regarding use in psychology see note at extroversion.

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“Introverted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/introverted. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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 introverted (audio) \

Medical Definition of introverted

: having or suggesting the characteristics of an introvert especially : possessing a reserved or quiet nature typically with an inclination to solitude — compare extroverted

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