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outgoing

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AdjectiveEdit

outgoing (comparative more outgoing, superlative most outgoing)

  1. Comfortable in social settings and interactions; confident in dealing with people especially in meeting new people; gregarious.
    Tom is very outgoing and enjoys meeting people; his brother, on the other hand, is painfully shy.
    • 2003, Bernardo J. Carducci, Lisa Kaiser, The Shyness Breakthrough, page 124,
      Quieter parents, who prefer a less stimulating lifestyle, may be baffled and challenged by these same outgoing kids.
    • 1996, Stanley I. Greenspan, Jacqueline Salmon, The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children, page 308,
      The outgoing former leader may have difficulty slowing down, being reflective, and studying and may be insensitive in a close relationship.
    • 2006, Direct Selling Women's Alliance, More Build It Big: 101 Insider Secrets from Top Direct Selling Experts, page 264,
      Think of it this way: Some people are more outgoing, while others are more reserved.
    • 2010, Ruth Ames, This Totally Bites!, back cover,
      Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt very different from her bubbly, outgoing parents.
  2. (not comparable) Going out, on its way out.
    Is there any outgoing post?
    • 1917 August 27, President of the United States (Woodrow Wilson), Executive Order 2692,
      In the neighborhood of each defensive sea area the following entrances are designated for incoming and outgoing vessels: Atlantic. [] Designated entrance for outgoing vessels: The main entrance to the Panama Canal, between the breakwaters. Pacific. [] Designated entrance for outgoing vessels: Canal prism.
    • 1922, John Arthur Thomson, The Outline of Science', Volume I, Part III,
      There is struggle for food, accentuated by the fact that small items tend to be swept away by the outgoing tide or to sink down the slope to deep water.
    • 1946, Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi, Chapter 26,
      By KRIYA, the outgoing life force is not wasted and abused in the senses, but constrained to reunite with subtler spinal energies.
  3. (not comparable) Being replaced in office (while still in office but after election has determined that he/she will be replaced).
    The outgoing politician wasn't too disappointed he'd lost the election; he was tired of political infighting.

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outgoing (plural outgoings)

  1. The act of leaving or going out; exit, departure.
    • Bible, Psalms lxv. 8
      the outgoings of the morning and evening
    • Jonathan Edwards
      [] any present thirstings for God, or ardent outgoings of their souls after divine objects []
  2. (chiefly in the plural) Money that leaves one's possession; expenditure, outlay, expense
  3. The extreme limit; the place of ending.
    • Bible, Josh, xviii. 19
      The outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt sea, at the south end of Jordan.

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outgoing

  1. Present participle of outgo.

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