HyperDic: retiring

English > 3 senses of the word retiring:
ADJECTIVEallretiring, unassumingnot arrogant or presuming
allretiring, past, precedingof a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
allretiring, reticent, self-effacingreluctant to draw attention to yourself
retiring > pronunciation
Soundsrihtay'rihng; riytay'erihng; riytay'rihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > retiring: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot arrogant or presuming.
Example "a shy retiring girl"
Synonymunassuming
Broadermodestmarked by simplicity
Spanishmodesto
Catalanmodest
English > retiring: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf a person who has held and relinquished a position or office.
Example"a retiring member of the board"
Synonymspast, preceding
BroaderoutgoingLeaving a place or a position
Spanishsaliente
English > retiring: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningreluctant to draw attention to yourself.
Synonymsreticent, self-effacing
BroaderunassertiveInclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence
Spanishhumilde, modesto
Catalanhumil, modest

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