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retiring

re·tir·ing

retiring

 
pronunciation:
rih taI rIng
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: modest, shy, or reserved.
a retiring personality
synonyms:
bashful, modest, reserved, shy
antonyms:
assertive, forward
similar words:
demure, diffident, humble, meek, quiet, reticent, self-contained, shrinking, timid, timorous, unassertive, unassuming, unsocial, withdrawn
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derivations: retiringly (adv.), retiringness (n.)