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English definition of “retiring”

retiring

adjective (SHY)    /rɪˈtaɪə.rɪŋ/ US  /-ˈtaɪr.ɪŋ/ formal
unwilling to be noticed or to be with other people: to be shy and retiringShy and modestAnxious and worried
(Definition of retiring adjective (SHY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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