- Retiring Re*tir"ing, a.
1. Reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring
modesty; retiring manners.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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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
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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
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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