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    retiring - Dictionary definition and meaning for word retiring

    (adj) not arrogant or presuming
    Synonyms : unassuming
    Example Sentence
    • unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work
    • a shy retiring girl
    (adj) of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
    Synonyms : past , preceding
    Example Sentence
    • a retiring member of the board
    (adj) reluctant to draw attention to yourself
    Synonyms : reticent , self-effacing
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for 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.

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