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English definition of “introvert”

introvert

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.trə.vɜːt/ us    /-vɝːt/
C2 someone who is shy, quiet, and unable to make friends easily
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Shy and modestAnxious and worried
introverted
adjective uk   /ˌɪn.trəˈvɜː.tɪd/ us    /-ˈvɝː.t̬ɪd/ (also introvert)
an introverted childShy and modestAnxious and worried
introversion
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.trəˈvɜː.ʃən/ us    /-ˈvɝː-/
Shy and modestAnxious and worried
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