introverted

adjective in·tro·vert·ed \ ˈin-trə-ˌvər-təd \

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 to extroverted

First Known Use of introverted

1683

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introverted

adjective in·tro·vert·ed \ ˈin-trə-ˌvərt-əd \
variants: also introvert play \ˈin-trə-ˌvərt\

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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