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Synonyms for retiring
rɪˈtaɪər ɪŋre·tir·ing

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  1. retiring

    modest, reserved, shy, unassuming, unobtrusive

    impertinent, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious

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  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. retiringadjective

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

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  1. retiringadjective

    diffident, shy, coy, shrinking, reserved, modest

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  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. Jos Hermens:

    No, Haile Gebrselassie's not retiring ; Haile Gebrselassie will be in Glasgow in October, haile Gebrselassie'll probably never retire.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.

  3. Samuel Johnson:

    Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.

  4. Haile Gebrselassie:

    I'm retiring from competitive running, not from running. Jos Hermens can not stop running, this is my life.

  5. Harriet Martineau:

    Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.


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