outgoing

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adjective out·go·ing \ˈau̇t-ˌgō-iŋ, -ˌgȯ(-)iŋ\

Definition of outgoing

  1. 1a :  going away :  departing an outgoing shipb :  retiring or withdrawing from a place or position the outgoing presidentc :  directed to an intended recipient outgoing mail

  2. 2 :  openly friendly and responsive :  extroverted His outgoing personality made him popular at school.

outgoingness

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Examples of outgoing in a sentence

  1. Outgoing mail goes in this box.

  2. a salesman whose aggressively outgoing personality could sometimes be overbearing

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of outgoing

before 12th century


OUTGOING Defined for English Language Learners

outgoing

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adjective out·go·ing \ˈau̇t-ˌgō-iŋ, -ˌgȯ(-)iŋ\

Definition of outgoing for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe someone who is friendly and likes being with and talking to other people

  • : going away : leaving a place

  • : leaving a particular position


OUTGOING Defined for Kids

outgoing

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adjective out·go·ing \ˈau̇t-ˌgō-iŋ\

Definition of outgoing for Students

  1. 1 :  friendly 1 She's an outgoing person.

  2. 2 :  leaving a place an outgoing ship

  3. 3 :  retiring from a place or position the outgoing president



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