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Definitions of retiring:
  • adjective:   not arrogant or presuming
    Example: "A shy retiring girl"
  • adjective:   not blatant or overly aggressive in manner or appearance
    Example: "A retiring disposition"
  • adjective:   moving toward a position farther from the front
    Example: "Retiring fogs revealed the rocky coastline"

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