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English adjective: retiring

1. retiring not arrogant or presuming


SamplesUnassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work.
A shy retiring girl.


Synonymsunassuming


Similarmodest


Antonymsimmodest

2. retiring of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office


SamplesA retiring member of the board.


Synonymspast, preceding


Similaroutgoing


Antonymsincoming

3. retiring reluctant to draw attention to yourself


Synonymsreticent, self-effacing


Similarunassertive


Antonymsassertive, self-asserting, self-assertive









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