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in·tro·vert

 (ĭn′trə-vûrt′, ĭn′trə-vûrt′)
tr.v. in·tro·vert·ed, in·tro·vert·ing, in·tro·verts
1. To turn or direct inward.
2. Psychology To concentrate (one's interests) upon oneself.
3. Medicine To turn (a tubular organ or part) inward upon itself.
n. (ĭn′trə-vûrt′)
1. Psychology An introverted person.
2. Medicine An anatomical structure that is capable of being introverted.

[intro- + Latin vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

introvert

n
(Psychology) psychol a person prone to introversion
adj
(Psychology) Also: introverted characterized by introversion
vb
(Pathology) (tr) pathol to turn (a hollow organ or part) inside out
[C17: see intro-, invert]

in•tro•vert

(ˈɪn trəˌvɜrt)
n.
1. a shy person; a person concerned primarily with inner thoughts and feelings rather than with the physical or social environment.
2. Psychol. a person who exhibits introversion.
adj.
3. marked by introversion.
v.t.
4. to turn inward; introspect.
[1660–70; intro- + -vert, extracted form convert, revert, etc.; (n.) compare extrovert]

introvert


Past participle: introverted
Gerund: introverting

Imperative
introvert
introvert
Present
I introvert
you introvert
he/she/it introverts
we introvert
you introvert
they introvert
Preterite
I introverted
you introverted
he/she/it introverted
we introverted
you introverted
they introverted
Present Continuous
I am introverting
you are introverting
he/she/it is introverting
we are introverting
you are introverting
they are introverting
Present Perfect
I have introverted
you have introverted
he/she/it has introverted
we have introverted
you have introverted
they have introverted
Past Continuous
I was introverting
you were introverting
he/she/it was introverting
we were introverting
you were introverting
they were introverting
Past Perfect
I had introverted
you had introverted
he/she/it had introverted
we had introverted
you had introverted
they had introverted
Future
I will introvert
you will introvert
he/she/it will introvert
we will introvert
you will introvert
they will introvert
Future Perfect
I will have introverted
you will have introverted
he/she/it will have introverted
we will have introverted
you will have introverted
they will have introverted
Future Continuous
I will be introverting
you will be introverting
he/she/it will be introverting
we will be introverting
you will be introverting
they will be introverting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been introverting
you have been introverting
he/she/it has been introverting
we have been introverting
you have been introverting
they have been introverting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been introverting
you will have been introverting
he/she/it will have been introverting
we will have been introverting
you will have been introverting
they will have been introverting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been introverting
you had been introverting
he/she/it had been introverting
we had been introverting
you had been introverting
they had been introverting
Conditional
I would introvert
you would introvert
he/she/it would introvert
we would introvert
you would introvert
they would introvert
Past Conditional
I would have introverted
you would have introverted
he/she/it would have introverted
we would have introverted
you would have introverted
they would have introverted

introvert

A person whose interests are directed inwardly rather than outwardly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.introvert - (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
extravert, extrovert - (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
Verb1.introvert - fold inwards; "some organs can invaginate"
draw in, retract - pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws"
intussuscept - introvert or invaginate; "the intussuscepted gut"
2.introvert - turn inside; "He introverted his feelings"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Translations
مُنْطَوٍ على ذاتِه
introvert
indadvendt
befelé forduló egyén
innhverfur maîur
intravertas
introverts
introvert
içine kapanık kimse

introvert

[ˈɪntrəʊvɜːt]
A. ADJintrovertido
B. Nintrovertido/a m/f

introvert

[ˈɪntrəvɜːrt]
nintroverti(e) m/f
adjintroverti(e)

introvert

n (Psych) → Introvertierte(r) mf; to be an introvertintrovertiert sein
vt (Psych) → nach innen wenden; (Biol) → nach innen stülpen

introvert

[ˈɪntrəʊˌvɜːt] n, adjintroverso/a

introvert

(ˈintrəvəːt) noun
a person who is more concerned with his own thoughts and feelings than with other people or happenings outside him.

introvert

n introvertido -da mf
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