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Definition of retiring:

  1. Of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited to, or belonging to, retirement.
  2. of Retire
  3. Reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring modesty; retiring manners.

Synonyms:

modest, reserved, restrained, unemotional, timid, unassertive, unobtrusive, past, diffident, receding, restraint, untalkative, unassuming, outgoing, reticent, backward, unnoticeable, coy, demure, shy, bashful, preceding, humble, self-effacing, retreating, quiet.

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