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 ?
March put down his clothesbrush, glance at Jo's retiring face, and then sink into his chair, looking as if the `precocious chick' had put an idea into his head that was both sweet and sour.
The deepest sounds of the retiring and invisible column had ceased to be borne on the breeze to the listeners, and the latest straggler had already disappeared in pursuit; but there still remained the signs of another departure, before a log cabin of unusual size and accommodations, in front of which those sentinels paced their rounds, who were known to guard the person of the English general.
The many lattices, with their small, diamond-shaped panes, admitted the sunlight into hall and chamber, while, nevertheless, the second story, projecting far over the base, and itself retiring beneath the third, threw a shadowy and thoughtful gloom into the lower rooms.
From father to son, for above a hundred years, they followed the sea; a grey-headed shipmaster, in each generation, retiring from the quarter-deck to the homestead, while a boy of fourteen took the hereditary place before the mast, confronting the salt spray and the gale which had blustered against his sire and grandsire.
Rising from a little cabin-boy in short clothes of the drabbest drab, to a harpooneer in a broad shad-bellied waistcoat; from that becoming boat-header, chief-mate, and captain, and finally a ship-owner; Bildad, as I hinted before, had concluded his adventurous career by wholly retiring from active life at the goodly age of sixty, and dedicating his remaining days to the quiet receiving of his well-earned income.
These preparations of the retiring commandant's have started it up.
In another moment he was flying down the street with his pail and a tingling rear, Tom was whitewashing with vigor, and Aunt Polly was retiring from the field with a slipper in her hand and triumph in her eye.
Remove them yourself,' she said, pushing them from her as soon as she had done; and retiring to a stool by the window, where she began to carve figures of birds and beasts out of the turnip-parings in her lap.
He was a sober, steady-looking young man of retiring manners, with a comic head of hair, and eyes that were rather wide open; and he got into an obscure corner so soon, that I had some difficulty in making him out.
Yes, young man," said he, releasing the handle of the article in question, retiring a step or two from my table, and speaking for the behoof of the landlord and waiter at the door, "I will leave that teapot alone.
Thine now is all this World, thy vertue hath won What thy hands builded not, thy Wisdom gain'd With odds what Warr hath lost, and fully aveng'd Our foile in Heav'n; here thou shalt Monarch reign, There didst not; there let him still Victor sway, As Battel hath adjudg'd, from this new World Retiring, by his own doom alienated, And henceforth Monarchie with thee divide Of all things, parted by th' Empyreal bounds, His Quadrature, from thy Orbicular World, Or trie thee now more dang'rous to his Throne.
The address of the riders recovered their steeds by use of the bridle and spur; and having glared on each other for an instant with eyes which seemed to flash fire through the bars of their visors, each made a demi-volte, and, retiring to the extremity of the lists, received a fresh lance from the attendants.