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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.
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retiring

(rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ)
adj
shunning contact with others; shy; reserved
reˈtiringly adv
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re•tir•ing

(rɪˈtaɪər ɪŋ)

adj.
reserved; shy.
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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.
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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"
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retiring

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retiring

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

retiring

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

[rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ] adj
[person] → réservé(e)
[president, chairman, MP, head, captain, coach] → sortant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

retiring

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

[rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ] adj
a. (frm) (shy) → riservato/a
b. (departing, chairman) → uscente; (age) → pensionabile
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
In his tastes and his attitudes, his insistence that literature should emulate music, Pater came as close as the English could to the French Symbolist movement with something of the Symbolists' sacramentality, but in his case donnishly, even modestly, retiringly so.