retiringness


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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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retiringness

(rɪˈtaɪərɪŋnəs)
n
an awkward shyness
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retiringness

noun
An awkwardness or lack of self-confidence in the presence of others:
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