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English definition of “outgoing”

outgoing

adjective
 
 
/ˌaʊtˈɡəʊɪŋ/ US  /ˈaʊtɡəʊɪŋ/
FRIENDLY Someone who is outgoing is friendly, talks a lot, and enjoys meeting people: Anne is very outgoing, but her sister's quite shy.Friendly
LEAVING POWER [always before noun] leaving a position of power or responsibility: the outgoing presidentRetiring and resigning from work
LEAVING A PLACE [always before noun] going to another place: outgoing calls/messages Departing
(Definition of outgoing from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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