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Meaning of RETIRING

Pronunciation:  ri'tIring

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

RETIRING is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.