retiring

  • 1 Retiring — Re*tir ing, a. 1. Reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring modesty; retiring manners. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited to, or belonging to, retirement. [1913 Webster] {Retiring board}… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 retiring — re‧tir‧ing [rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ ǁ ˈtaɪrɪŋ] adjective the retiring manager/​president/​chairman etc a manager etc who is about to leave their job, usually because they have reached the end of their working life * * * retiring UK US /rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ/ adjective… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 retiring — index diffident, inconspicuous, unobtrusive, unpretentious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 retiring — [adj] shy, undemonstrative backward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, humble, meek, modest, nongregarious, not forward, quiet, rabbity, recessive, reclusive, reserved, restrained, reticent, self effacing, shrinking, timid, timorous, unaffable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 retiring — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tending to avoid company; shy …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 retiring — re|tir|ing [rıˈtaıərıŋ US ˈtaırıŋ] adj 1.) someone who is retiring does not want to be with other people, especially people they do not know = ↑shy ▪ As a child, Elizabeth was very shy and retiring. 2.) the retiring president/manager/director etc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 retiring — re|tir|ing [ rı taırıŋ ] adjective 1. ) someone who is retiring tends to avoid social activities because they are shy: a shy retiring young man 2. ) only before noun about to stop doing a particular job soon: Retiring Police Commissioner Paul… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 retiring — UK [rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ] / US [rɪˈtaɪrɪŋ] adjective 1) someone who is retiring tends to avoid social activities because they are shy a shy retiring young man 2) [only before noun] about to stop doing a particular job soon Retiring Police Commissioner Paul …

    English dictionary

  • 10 retiring — adjective a) Shy, introverted, liking privacy. I dont really know him well, since hes so shy and retiring. b) About to retire. Today is the party for our retiring co workers …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 retiring — [[t]rɪta͟ɪ͟ərɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is retiring is shy and avoids meeting other people. I m still that shy, retiring little girl who was afraid to ask for sweets in the shop. Syn: reserved, shy 2) → See also retire …

    English dictionary

  • 12 retiring — adjective 1 not wanting to be with other people, especially people you do not know; shy 1 (1): As a child, Elizabeth was very retiring. 2 the retiring president/manager/director etc a president etc who is soon going to leave their job …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 retiring — adjective 1) the retiring president Syn: departing, outgoing Ant: incoming 2) a retiring sort of man Syn: shy, diffident, self effacing, unassuming, unassertive …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 Retiring — Retire Re*tire , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retiring}.] [F. retirer; pref. re re + tirer to draw. See {Tirade}.] 1. To withdraw; to take away; sometimes used reflexively. [1913 Webster] He . . . retired himself, his wife, and …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 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

  • 17 retiring — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, aloof, aseptic, backward, bashful, blank, boat shaped, boatlike, bowl shaped, bowllike, cavelike, cavernous, chilled, chilly, cold, concave, concaved, constrained, cool, coy, craterlike, cup shaped, cupped,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 retiring — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. modest, unassuming, self effacing, bashful, withdrawn, shy, diffident. See modesty, humility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. shy, quiet, self effacing; see humble 1 , modest 2 , reserved 3 . III (Roget …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 retiring — re tir·ing || rɪ tɪərɪŋ adj. characterized by retirement; bashful, shy, timid re·tire || rɪ taɪə(r) v. withdraw from a position (usually due to old age); go into seclusion, withdraw; remove oneself from a particular situation; go to bed …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 retiring — adjective tending to avoid company; shy. Derivatives retiringly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary