retiring

EnglishEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

retiring

  1. introverted, liking privacy and seclusion.
    I don't really know him well, since he's so shy and retiring.
    • 1911, Theodore Dreiser, Jennie Gerhardt, Chapter LX:
      Lester was in the thick of social and commercial affairs; he walked in paths to which Jennie's retiring soul had never aspired.

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VerbEdit

retiring

  1. present participle of retire
    Today is the party for our retiring co-workers.

NounEdit

retiring (plural retirings)

  1. retirement
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      One day of those his retirings [sic], giving out that he was sick, his father Antigonus came on the sudden to visit him, and met a fair dainty youth coming out of his chamber.