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Synonyms for retiring
rɪˈtaɪər ɪŋre·tir·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retiring

    modest, reserved, shy, unassuming, unobtrusive

    impertinent, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retiring, unassumingadjective

    not arrogant or presuming

    "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"

    past(a), self-effacing, unassuming, preceding(a), retiring(a), reticent

    self-asserting, immodest, incoming, assertive, self-assertive

  2. past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)adjective

    of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

    "a retiring member of the board"

    self-asserting, immodest, incoming, assertive, self-assertive

  3. reticent, self-effacing, retiringadjective

    reluctant to draw attention to yourself

    retiring(a), restrained, preceding(a), self-effacing, untalkative, reticent, unassuming, unemotional, past(a)

    immodest, self-assertive, assertive, incoming, self-asserting

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retiringadjective

    reserved, taciturn, shy, demure, bashful, diffident, modest, coy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retiringadjective

    diffident, shy, coy, shrinking, reserved, modest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "retiring":

    outgoing, retirement, pension, outbound, retreat, retraite, retire

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How to use retiring in a sentence?

  1. Patricia Wenzel:

    If you plan on retiring in your mid - to late-60's, you really have to plan on living well into your 80's and 90's -- especially for women.

  2. Duncan Hunter:

    The truckers would need to hire close to one million truckers over the next 10 years. You have a lot of people retiring.

  3. David Lee Roth:

    I am throwing in the shoes. I'm retiring, this is the first, and only, official announcement... You've got the news. Share it with the world.

  4. Koji Murofushi:

    I'm retiring from top-level competition, but will now concentrate on contributing to the Japanese sporting world.

  5. Hunter Harrison:

    I've demonstrated my trouble with retiring in the past, so being available to the Board and the organization after my official retirement is exciting.


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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. disenchanted
    • B. transfixed
    • C. mesmerized
    • D. fascinated

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