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"retiring" in British English

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retiringadjective

uk   /rɪˈtaɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /-ˈtaɪr.ɪŋ/
  • retiring adjective (STOP WORKING)

[before noun] used to refer to someone who is ​planning to ​leavetheirjob and usually to ​stopworkingpermanently because of ​age: The ​matchended in ​disappointment for the retiring ​captain.
(Definition of retiring from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"retiring" in American English

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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)

"retiring" in Business English

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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 ​stopworking 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)
Translations of “retiring”
in Chinese (Simplified) 腼腆, 不愿与人交往的, 离群索居的…
in Turkish çekingen, utangaç, mahcup…
in Russian застенчивый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 靦腆, 不願與人交往的, 離群索居的…
in Polish nieśmiały…
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