Definition of retiring adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

retiring

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ//
 
 
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preferring not to spend time with other people synonym shy a quiet, retiring man Those of a shy and retiring nature are not suited to this kind of activity.
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