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Definition of Retiring


  1. of Retire
  2. Reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring modesty; retiring manners.
  3. Of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited to, or belonging to, retirement.

Retiring Quotations

Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.
Ogden Nash

Nothing is more bothersome to me than retiring. Weird things happen when you disengage; first you get negative, then you start telling people about your latest surgeries, and eventually you lose touch. I want to stay in touch.
Charles R. Swindoll

The company accountant is shy and retiring. He's shy a quarter of a million dollars. That's why he's retiring.
Milton Berle

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.
Jean Paul

Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting, my agent comes up with a script.
Anthony Hopkins
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Retiring Translations

retiring in French is retirant

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