retiringly

[ ri-tahyuhr-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF retiringly
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WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "departing, retreating," present participle adjective from retire (v.). Also "fond of retiring, disposed to seclusion," hence "unobtrusive, modest, subdued" (1766).

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