retiringness
noun see retiring

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • retiringness — See retiringly. * * * …   Universalium

  • retiringness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An awkwardness or lack of self confidence in the presence of others: backwardness, bash fulness, coyness, shyness, timidity, timidness. See RESTRAINT …   English dictionary for students

  • retiringness — re·tir·ing·ness …   English syllables

  • retiringness — noun see retiring …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • bashfulness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. modesty, timidity, reserve; see shyness . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An awkwardness or lack of self confidence in the presence of others: backwardness, coyness, retiringness, shyness, timidity, timidness. See RESTRAINT …   English dictionary for students

  • shyness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bashfulness, reserve, timidity, modesty, timorousness, timidness, coyness, demureness, sheepishness, diffidence, apprehension, backwardness, nervousness, insecurity, reticence, stage fright, mike fright*; see also restraint …   English dictionary for students

  • timidity — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Fear] Syn. fearfulness, cowardliness, softness; see cowardice , fear 2 . 2. [Reserve] Syn. calmness, shyness, quiet; see reserve 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. An awkwardness or lack of self confidence in the presence …   English dictionary for students

  • backwardness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An awkwardness or lack of self confidence in the presence of others: bashfulness, coyness, retiringness, shyness, timidity, timidness. See RESTRAINT …   English dictionary for students

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