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retiringadjective

uk   /rɪˈtaɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /-ˈtaɪr.ɪŋ/

retiring adjective (SHY)

formal unwilling to be noticed or to be with other people: to be shy and retiring

retiring adjective (STOP WORKING)

[before noun] used to refer to someone who is planning to leave their job: The match ended in disappointment for the retiring captain.
Translations of “retiring”
in Chinese (Traditional) 靦腆, 不願與人交往的, 離群索居的…
in Russian застенчивый…
in Turkish çekingen, utangaç, mahcup…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腼腆, 不愿与人交往的, 离群索居的…
in Polish nieśmiały…
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