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Definition of outgoing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1liking to meet other people, enjoying their company, and being friendly toward them synonym sociable an outgoing personality She was always cheerful and outgoing.
  2. 2[only before noun] leaving the position of responsibility mentioned the outgoing president/government opposite incoming
  3. 3[only before noun] going away from a particular place rather than arriving in it This telephone should be used for outgoing calls. outgoing flights/passengers the outgoing tide opposite incoming
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: outgoing