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"outgoing" in British English

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outgoingadjective

uk   us  
  • outgoing adjective (FRIENDLY)

C1 uk   /ˌaʊtˈɡəʊ.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈaʊt.ɡoʊ-/ approving (of a ​person) ​friendly and ​energetic and ​finding it ​easy and ​enjoyable to be with ​others: Sales ​reps need to be outgoing, because they are ​constantlymeetingcustomers. She has an outgoing ​personality.
(Definition of outgoing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outgoing" in American English

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outgoingadjective

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌɡoʊ·ɪŋ/
  • outgoing adjective (FRIENDLY)

friendly and ​willing to ​meet new ​people: Sherry is a very outgoing ​person.
  • outgoing adjective (LEAVING)

[not gradable] leaving a ​particularjob, ​office, or ​position: the outgoing ​chairman
(Definition of outgoing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"outgoing" in Business English

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outgoingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌaʊtˈɡəʊɪŋ/  us   /ˈaʊtɡəʊɪŋ/
about to ​leave an important ​job, such as ​managing a ​company or ​governing a country: Shareholders criticized the ​company for an ​exorbitantcompensationpackage that ​paid the outgoing ​CEO more than $71 million last ​year. an outgoing ​president/​chairman/​director
COMMUNICATIONS an outgoing ​phonecall or ​email is made or ​sent by one ​person to another, rather than being received: Outgoing ​calls are ​charged at a ​rate of 49 ​cents, or 38p, a ​minute.
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