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retired

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

screened or sequestered from view
  • hiked out to a retired beach and fished in the surf

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retired

verb
past tense of retire

Synonyms & Antonyms of retired (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to go to one's bed in order to sleep
  • I'm exhausted, so I think I'll retire for the evening

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2 to let go from office, service, or employment
  • as a part of its restructuring, the company has begun to retire its older employees

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3 to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable)
  • the insurgents have retired to the outskirts of the city, but appear to be readying themselves for another offensive

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The first known use of retired was in 1585

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“Retired.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retired. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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