retiring - Dictionary definition and meaning for word retiring
Retire means to avoid attention. <br> When sports people retire, they lose attention of the media. Though Sachin is a retiring person, he is diplomatic about his retirement.
Imagine a person feeling shy to "retire" at young age.
retired (old) people are reserved kind, they speak less
old people retire and when they fall sick they usually speak less and they seem to be reserved all the time. They also sometimes feel shy to get help from their kids or to depend on anyone for the rest of their life.