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outgoing

Syllabification: out·go·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌɡōiNG
 
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Definition of outgoing in English:

adjective

1Friendly and socially confident: she’s an extremely affable, jovial, outgoing type of person
More example sentences
  • Volunteers should be available for a 3 hour period each week, and should have a friendly outgoing personality and helpful, caring disposition.
  • With her friendly smile and outgoing personality Ann made many friends and was held in high regard by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
  • He will always be remembered for his outgoing and friendly personality.
Synonyms
extrovert, uninhibited, unreserved, demonstrative, affectionate, warm, friendly, genial, cordial, affable, easygoing, sociable, convivial, lively, gregarious;
communicative, responsive, open, forthcoming, frank
2 [attributive] Leaving an office or position, especially after an election defeat or completed term of office: the outgoing governor
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  • Without further ado, the new coalition is adopting the position of the outgoing right-wing government.
  • The only change on the committee was at Assistant Secretary level where the two outgoing occupants of the position didn't seek re-election.
  • In a statement outside Conservative central office, the outgoing Tory leader said that the name of his successor would be announced in a simple statement tomorrow afternoon.
Synonyms
departing, retiring, leaving
2.1Going out or away from a particular place: incoming and outgoing calls
More example sentences
  • At present, only about a fifth of India's international telephone traffic comprises of outgoing calls, owing to the high cost of using conventional lines.
  • He said its outgoing traffic in first half 2000 declined almost 2.0 percent compared to the corresponding period last year.
  • It starts by blocking all incoming and outgoing traffic and then opening ports for specific services.

noun

(outgoings) British Back to top  
A person’s regular expenditure.
Example sentences
  • Make a list of your essential regular monthly outgoings (mortgage/rent, council tax, utilities) and a separate list of your debts.
  • However, for many whose outgoings simply exceed their income on a regular basis such a loan may prove to be a terrible mistake.
  • It should take about an hour to note down regular income and outgoings and to identify what you can and cannot afford.

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