retiring

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

retiring

  1. Shy, introverted, liking privacy.
    I don't really know him well, since he's so shy and retiring.
  2. About to retire.
    Today is the party for our retiring co-workers.

Verb[edit]

retiring

  1. Present participle of retire.

Noun[edit]

retiring (plural retirings)

  1. retirement
    • Francis Bacon
      One day of those his retirings [sic], giving out that he was sick, his father Antigonus came on the sudden to visit him, and met a fair dainty youth coming out of his chamber.