retiring


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re·tir·ing

 (rĭ-tīr′ĭng)
adj.
Shy and reserved; modest.

re·tir′ing·ly adv.
re·tir′ing·ness n.

retiring

(rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ)
adj
shunning contact with others; shy; reserved
reˈtiringly adv

re•tir•ing

(rɪˈtaɪər ɪŋ)

adj.
reserved; shy.

retire

retiring
1. 'retire'

When someone retires, they leave their job and stop working, usually because they have reached the age when they can get a pension.

Gladys retired at the age of sixty-eight.
They had decided to retire from farming.
2. 'retiring'

The adjective retiring has two meanings.

You use it in front of a noun such as MP or chairman to indicate that someone will soon give up their present job and be replaced by someone else.

...Jim Dacre, the retiring Labour MP.
...the retiring President of the Methodist Conference.

You also use it to describe someone who is very quiet and avoids meeting other people.

She was a shy, retiring girl.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.retiring - not arrogant or presumingretiring - not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"
modest - marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself; "a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"
2.retiring - of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"
outgoing - leaving a place or a position; "an outgoing steamship"
3.retiring - reluctant to draw attention to yourself
unassertive - inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence; "a shy unassertive person"

retiring

retiring

adjective
Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner:
Translations
خَجول، هادِئ جِدا
uzavřený
tilbageholdende
hlédrægur

retiring

[rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ] ADJ
1. [chairman, president] → saliente; [age] → de jubilación
2. (= shy) → reservado, retraído

retiring

[rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ] adj
[person] → réservé(e)
[president, chairman, MP, head, captain, coach] → sortant(e)

retiring

adj
(= shy)zurückhaltend
retiring ageRentenalter nt; (of civil servant)Pensionsalter nt

retiring

[rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ] adj
a. (frm) (shy) → riservato/a
b. (departing, chairman) → uscente; (age) → pensionabile

retire

(riˈtaiə) verb
1. stop working permanently, usually because of age. He retired at the age of sixty-five.
2. to leave; to withdraw. When he doesn't want to talk to anyone, he retires to his room and locks the door; We retired to bed at midnight; The troops were forced to retire to a safer position.
reˈtired adjective
having stopped working. My father is retired now; a retired professor.
reˈtirement noun
1. the act of retiring from work. It is not long till his retirement.
2. a person's life after retiring from work. He's enjoying his retirement.
reˈtiring adjective
shy. a very quiet, retiring person.
References in classic literature ?
All these people met, after the performance, in the foyer of the ballet, where Sorelli waited for the arrival of the retiring managers with a glass of champagne in her hand and a little prepared speech at the tip of her tongue.
Everybody remarked that the retiring managers looked cheerful, as is the Paris way.
The retiring managers had already handed over to their successors the two tiny master-keys which opened all the doors--thousands of doors-- of the Opera house.
Debienne and Poligny were retiring from the management of the National Academy of Music.
Sancho Panza alone was fuming at the lateness of the hour for retiring to rest; and he of all was the one that made himself most comfortable, as he stretched himself on the trappings of his ass, which, as will be told farther on, cost him so dear.
The soldiers were painted in bright colors and carried wooden guns, and after them came a fat little man who attracted attention at once, although he seemed modest and retiring.
A Pawnee chief had sunk under the numerous wounds he had received, and he fell, a target for a dozen arrows, in the very last group of his retiring party.
Even the retiring party of the women and children were scattered by the conquerors; and the sun had long sunk behind the rolling outline of the western horizon, before the fell business of that disastrous defeat was entirely ended.
The Alderman, being of a sensitive, retiring disposition, shrank from further comparison, and, strolling to another part of the garden, stole the camel.
They said the employees who were retiring on their own were asked not to make demand of pension for one year.
Non-retired investors aged 18-49 are more likely to favor retiring before they reach 65 (38%) than are older non-retired investors (23%).
ISLAMABAD -- The Federal Ombudsman Mohammad Salman Faruqui on Wednesday issued directions to the Establishment Division to direct the ministries and departments to appoint Welfare Officers in the Ministries and Departments to facilitate the retiring officials and officers and to disburse their pensionery dues in-time.