Definition of retiring in English:

retiring

Syllabification: re·tir·ing
Pronunciation: /riˈtīriNG
 
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adjective

Derivatives

retiringly

adverb
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  • Mathis falls retiringly into the seat opposite her.
  • A newspaperman wrote in 1839 that Springfield contained "a throng of stores, taverns, and shops. .. and an agreeable assemblage of dwelling houses very neatly painted, most of them white, and situated somewhat retiringly behind tasteful frontyards."
  • In a white house with a green door on the outskirts of a village in the Vosges is living, almost as retiringly as a hermit, a woman who only a few years ago was one of the best known, gayest and most talked-of actresses in Paris.

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