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Synonyms for retiring
rɪˈtaɪər ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retiring, unassuming(adj)

    not arrogant or presuming

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

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

    Antonyms:
    self-asserting, immodest, incoming, assertive, self-assertive

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

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

    "a retiring member of the board"

    Antonyms:
    self-asserting, immodest, incoming, assertive, self-assertive

  3. reticent, self-effacing, retiring(adj)

    reluctant to draw attention to yourself

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

    Antonyms:
    immodest, self-assertive, assertive, incoming, self-asserting

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retiring

    Synonyms:
    modest, reserved, shy, unassuming, unobtrusive

    Antonyms:
    impertinent, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retiring(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retiring(a)

    Synonyms:
    diffident, shy, coy, shrinking, reserved, modest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce retiring?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say retiring in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3308retirement
#4936pension
#8206retreat
#10026modest
#10758outgoing
#11163shy
#12529retire
#18493outbound
#19227retiring
#26149restrained
#47406unobtrusive
#61086unassuming
#81424reticent
#87445retraite
#143480unemotional

How to use retiring in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Chris Giglio:

    The decision to leave was Shep's and his alone -- he will be taking an extended period of time off to be with his family, following that -- who knows -- he is not retiring.

  3. The British actor:

    I'm ... not retiring and shutting the door, but doing less, mr Holmes.

  4. Makoto Watanabe:

    The new emperor must become a new symbol, the (retiring) emperor has thought seriously about how to avoid the problem of dual authority. His daily schedule is expected to almost completely disappear.

  5. Rick Astley:

    When I was a kid, being 50 was pipe and slippers time, it's kind of like you're done, you're going to be retiring ... And I think that's completely different now, it's something to be celebrated or at least to be acknowledged ... Also I thought it would be funny 'cause Adele has called her albums '19', '21' and '25' so I thought ... I'll take '50'.

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