Meaning of “outgoing” in the English Dictionary

"outgoing" in English

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uk /ˌaʊtˈɡəʊ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈaʊt.ɡoʊ.ɪŋ/

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 constantly meeting customers.
She has an outgoing personality.

outgoing adjective (LEAVING)

C2 uk /ˈaʊtˌɡəʊ.ɪŋ/ us /-ˌɡoʊ-/ [ before noun ] leaving a place, or leaving a job:

Outgoing flights are booked until 15 January.
the outgoing vice-president

(Definition of “outgoing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outgoing" in American English

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us /ˈɑʊtˌɡoʊ·ɪŋ/

outgoing adjective (FRIENDLY)

friendly and willing to meet new people:

Sherry is a very outgoing person.

outgoing adjective (LEAVING)

(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 exorbitant compensation package that paid the outgoing CEO more than $71 million last year.

COMMUNICATIONS an outgoing phone call 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.


(Definition of “outgoing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)