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"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.
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retiringadjective

uk   /rɪˈtaɪə.rɪŋ/ us   /rɪˈtaɪr.ɪŋ/
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"retiring" in Business English

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retiringadjective [before noun]

uk   /rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ/ us   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.
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