1. retiring

adjective. ['rɪˈtaɪrɪŋ, riːˈtaɪɝɪŋ, riːˈtaɪrɪŋ'] of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office.


  • preceding
  • outgoing


  • domineering
  • aggressive
  • new

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Rhymes with Retiring

  • uninspiring
  • conspiring
  • requiring
  • perspiring
  • inspiring
  • expiring
  • rehiring
  • aspiring
  • admiring
  • acquiring
  • quiring
  • wiring
  • syring
  • meiring
  • hiring
  • firing

Sentences with retiring

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Change out of clothing you’ve eaten in before retiring to your tent for the night.

Quotes about retiring

1. I was born in 1949, and by the time I was 10, I figured out that my hope chest was not aimed in the same direction everybody else's was. And that life was going to be very, very complicated. And that I could either be provocative and declamatory, or shy, retiring and scared.
- Dorothy Allison

2. I'm moving on. I should have made that clear when I made the announcement. I guess I wasn't clear. If people think you're leaving a show after all these years, you might be retiring. So I understand where they're coming from, but I should have impressed the fact that I hope I'm just moving on right now.
- Regis Philbin

2. retiring

adjective. ['rɪˈtaɪrɪŋ, riːˈtaɪɝɪŋ, riːˈtaɪrɪŋ'] reluctant to draw attention to yourself.


  • unassertive
  • self-effacing


  • demonstrative
  • voluble
  • bold

3. retiring

adjective. ['rɪˈtaɪrɪŋ, riːˈtaɪɝɪŋ, riːˈtaɪrɪŋ'] not arrogant or presuming.


  • modest


  • current
  • future