extroverted

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Etymology[edit]

A variant spelling of extraverted. Popularized as a psychological term by Phyllis Blanchard's use of extrovert in her 1918 "Psycho-Analytic Study of August Comte".

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛkstɹəvəːtɪd/, /ɛkstɹəʊˈvəːtɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛkstɹəˌvəɹtɪd/, /ɛkstɹoʊˈvəɹtɪd/

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extroverted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of extrovert

Adjective[edit]

extroverted (comparative more extroverted, superlative most extroverted)

  1. Turned or thrust outwards, especially:
    • 1671, John Webster, Metallographa, p. 197:
      The external and combustible Sulphur... is... protruded and extroverted.
    1. (informal psychology) Of or characteristic of the personality of an extrovert: outgoing, sociable.
      She's very extroverted. She's always out meeting new people and looking for new experiences.
    2. (medicine) Synonym of inside-out.
      ...an extroverted bladder...

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Technical papers in psychology overwhelmingly prefer extraverted, although the spelling extroverted has become more common in general use.

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