Examples of retiring in a Sentence
a shy, retiring young woman
one retiring young girl was sitting alone quietly in a corner during the party
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In part, that's because Hemsley is probably the most retiring, publicity-adverse CEO heading an iconic company.
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First Known Use of retiring
Synonymsbackward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, introverted, modest, recessive, shy, self-effacing, sheepish, withdrawn
Antonymsextroverted (also extraverted), immodest, outgoing
Related Wordsantisocial, lone, lone-wolf, unsociable, unsocial; awkward, embarrassed, self-conscious, unadventurous, unassertive, unenterprising; inhibited, reserved, uneasy, uptight
Near Antonymsboon, clubbable (also clubable), companionable, convivial, gregarious, sociable, social; bold, dashing, forceful; brash, forward, overbold, uninhibited, unreserved
RETIRING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of retiring for English Language Learners
: quiet and shy
—used to describe a person who will be retiring from a job or profession soon
RETIRING Defined for Kids
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