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1. (s) not blatant or overly aggressive in manner or appearance; "a retiring disposition"
2. (s) moving toward a position farther from the front; "the receding glaciers of the last ice age" "retiring fogs revealed the rocky coastline"
3. (s) not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work" "a shy retiring girl"
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