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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. not arrogant or presuming;
- Example: "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"
- Example: "a shy retiring girl"
[syn: retiring, unassuming]

2. of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office;
- Example: "a retiring member of the board"
[syn: past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)]

3. reluctant to draw attention to yourself;
[syn: reticent, self-effacing, retiring]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Retire \Re*tire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retired; p. pr. & vb. n. Retiring.] [F. retirer; pref. re- re- + tirer to draw. See Tirade.] 1. To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively. [1913 Webster] He . . . retired himself, his wife, and children into a forest. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] As when the sun is present all the year, And never doth retire his golden ray. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster] 2. To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to retire; specifically, to designate as no longer qualified for active service; to place on the retired list; as, to retire a military or naval officer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Retiring \Re*tir"ing\, a. 1. Reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring modesty; retiring manners. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited to, or belonging to, retirement. [1913 Webster] Retiring board (Mil.), a board of officers who consider and report upon the alleged incapacity of an officer for active service. Retiring pension, a pension granted to a public officer on his retirement from office or service. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

retiring adj 1: not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl" [syn: retiring, unassuming] 2: of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board" [syn: past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)] 3: reluctant to draw attention to yourself [syn: reticent, self-effacing, retiring]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "retiring": Olympian, aloof, aseptic, backward, bashful, blank, boat-shaped, boatlike, bowl-shaped, bowllike, cavelike, cavernous, chilled, chilly, cold, concave, concaved, constrained, cool, coy, craterlike, cup-shaped, cupped, cymbiform, declining, demure, detached, diffident, diminishing, discreet, dish-shaped, dished, dishing, dishlike, distant, dwindling, dying, ebbing, expressionless, fading, forbidding, frigid, frosty, funnel-breasted, funnel-chested, funnel-shaped, guarded, hollow, hollowed, humble, icy, impassive, impersonal, inaccessible, incurved, incurving, incurvous, infundibular, infundibuliform, introverted, meek, modest, navicular, naviform, offish, quiet, rabbity, receding, reclusive, remote, removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, reticent, retreating, saucer-shaped, scaphoid, scyphate, self-effacing, shrinking, shy, sinking, spoonlike, standoff, standoffish, subdued, sunk, sunken, suppressed, timid, timorous, unaffable, unapproachable, unassertive, unassuming, unassured, uncongenial, undemonstrative, unexpansive, ungenial, unpretentious, unsociable, unsocial, waning, withdrawn