retiring

adjective

Definition of retiring

retiringly

play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

retiringness

noun

Examples of retiring in a sentence

  1. a shy, retiring young woman

  2. <one retiring young girl was sitting alone quietly in a corner during the party>

1766

First Known Use of retiring

1766


RETIRING Defined for English Language Learners

retiring

adjective

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

retiring

adjective re·tir·ing \ri-ˈtīr-iŋ\

Definition of retiring for Students

  1. :  1shy 2, reserved



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