retiringly
adverb see retiring

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • retiringly — See retiring. * * * …   Universalium

  • retiringly — rɪ taɪərɪŋlɪ adv. in a retiring manner; bashfully, shyly, timidly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • retiringly — re·tir·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • retiringly — adverb see retiring * * * retīˈringly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑retire …   Useful english dictionary

  • retiring — retiringly, adv. retiringness, n. /ri tuyeur ing/, adj. 1. that retires. 2. withdrawing from contact with others; reserved; shy. [1540 50; RETIRE + ING2] Syn. 2. diffident, bashful, timid. * * * …   Universalium

  • retiring — adjective Date: 1766 reserved, shy • retiringly adverb • retiringness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retiringness — See retiringly. * * * …   Universalium

  • modestly — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [In a modest manner] Syn. humbly, unobtrusively, retiringly, quietly, simply, unpretentiously, unpresumptuously, diffidently, bashfully, unassumingly, chastely, virtuously, purely, shyly, demurely, shrinkingly. Ant. boldly* …   English dictionary for students

  • retiring — adjective tending to avoid company; shy. Derivatives retiringly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • retiring — [ri tīr′iŋ] adj. 1. that retires 2. drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy retiringly adv …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”