Definition of introverted in English:

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introverted

Pronunciation: /ˈintrəˌvərdəd/

adjective

1Of, denoting, or typical of an introvert.
Example sentences
  • At school age they become cautious, quiet and introverted.
  • For example, in any group of people some may be reserved and introverted, while others may be extremely boisterous and extroverted.
  • An introverted infant will remain introverted for life, suggests recent research.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a community, company, or other group) concerned principally with its own affairs; inward-looking or parochial.
Example sentences
  • Think of how grey, introverted, small-minded and parochial Scotland can sometimes be.
  • Sectionalism and the Civil War exacerbated these conditions, giving rise to xenophobia and a more introverted society.
  • Much of the time the different communities lived in introverted quarters, clustered around a mosque, a church or a synagogue.
2 Anatomy & Zoology (Of an organ or other body part) turned or pushed inward on itself.

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Syllabification: in·tro·vert·ed

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