Synonyms for retiring

Synonyms for (adjective) retiring

Synonyms: self-effacing, reticent, retiring

Definition: reluctant to draw attention to yourself

Similar words: unassertive

Definition: inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence

Usage: a shy unassertive person


Synonyms: past, preceding, retiring

Definition: of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

Usage: a retiring member of the board

Similar words: outgoing

Definition: leaving a place or a position

Usage: an outgoing steamship


Synonyms: unassuming, retiring

Definition: not arrogant or presuming

Usage: unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work; a shy retiring girl

Similar words: modest

Definition: marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

Usage: a modest apartment; too modest to wear his medals