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retiringadjective

uk   /rɪˈtaɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /rɪˈtaɪr.ɪŋ/
(Definition of retiring from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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retiringadjective

 us   /rɪˈtɑɪər·ɪŋ/
unwilling to be noticed or to be with other people: He’s a shy, retiring sort of person.
(Definition of retiring from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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retiringadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ/ WORKPLACE, HR
used to describe someone who is about to leave their job, especially when they will stop working completely: IBM is encouraging retiring workers to become teachers. The retiring chairman handed over the meeting to the new chairman.
(Definition of retiring from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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