Definitions for: Retiring


[adj] moving toward a position farther from the front; "the receding glaciers of the last ice age"; "retiring fogs revealed the rocky coastline"
[adj] not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"
[adj] not blatant or overly aggressive in manner or appearance; "a retiring disposition"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*tir"ing, a.
1. Reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring
modesty; retiring manners.

2. Of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited
to, or belonging to, retirement.

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.

Synonyms: modest, receding, retreating, unassertive, unassuming, unnoticeable, unobtrusive

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