Synonym of retiring

Alternative for retiring

Adjective

Shy and fond of being on one's own
shy modest bashful demure diffident reserved shrinking coy meek quiet timid unassuming humble reticent unassertive reclusive timorous withdrawn nervous unsociable backward eremitic introverted private recessive seclusive secret secretive sheepish withdrawing anchoritic eremitical hermitic nongregarious rabbity restrained unaffable undemonstrative unexpansive self-effacing not forward media-shy aw-shucks standoffish solitary uncommunicative aloof silent distant unforthcoming taciturn offish antisocial mild cool retired inhibited insecure cold mousy misanthropic fearful close-mouthed unconfident unresponsive remote unpretentious detached apprehensive close unapproachable isolated cautious stand-offish self-contained soft-spoken sequestered constrained unobtrusive prim hesitant introvert unfriendly gentle blushing self-conscious uncompanionable self-restrained lowly tight-lipped peaceful laconic unsocial sedate closemouthed embarrassed frigid guarded faint-hearted collected serene unassured soft cloistered hermit-like skittish recluse lone chaste trembling unpresuming quaking unsure dumb cowering weak-kneed formal down-to-earth reluctant yellow chicken seemly abashed discreet temperate gutless suspicious cowardly scared secluded thoughtful afraid wimpish yellow-bellied sissy unemotional nice composed placid conventional icy ceremonious noncommittal recreant controlled shamefaced self-controlled hermitical independent poor-spirited plain coquettish eremetic kittenish inward-looking prudish proper submissive monastic decorous simple unostentatious pure virginal virtuous lonely ascetic decent overmodest easily frightened inconspicuous mute passive secluse resigned unpretending spineless chilly lonesome evasive untalkative weak moderate wary lacking courage lily-livered craven unambitious sober asocial subdued fainthearted unclubbable frosty maidenly boneless spiritless pigeon-hearted speechless curt chary mum docile snobbish pusillanimous tentative dry unbending standoff chicken-hearted mom frightened brooding chicken-livered uptight muted distrustful jittery wimpy wet candy-assed deserted buttoned-up cold-eyed clammed up mim self-sufficient all alone arch flirtatious simpering declining costive individual camera-shy genuine unaffected natural introspective solo doubtful repressed ordinary artless ingenuous low-key unaggressive daunted close-lipped inarticulate indrawn low-profile unnoticeable sheltered weak-willed unmanly dour ungregarious insular contemplative self-absorbed self-interested pensive self-doubting uncertain unamiable inactive discharged immured unfrequented otiose cidevant unsullied vestal jumpy feart half-hearted easily scared irresolute weakling nervy apologetic ashamed sullen unexpressive sparing dried-up sententious unneighbourly uncongenial unboastful socially inhibited ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed self-centred unrevealing hermetic undefiled protected insulated confined cloistral shielded restricted spooked dubious flinching blenching unpoised inhospitable casual unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated uncurious uninterested indifferent girlish self-centered shut-off funky uncivil hostile rude haughty mopey mopish unneighborly patient keeping a low profile Olympian shut away ill at ease tongue-tied unconversational non-communicative prudent inaccessible inapproachable scowling covert hidden unworldly short long-suffering alone immaculate intact tight-mouthed wordless dark clamlike uppity antagonistic forbearing companionless mumchance prissy alienated hush-hush stuck-up mousey scary fearsome tremulous trepidatious unaccompanied friendless ladylike staid respectable strait-laced at a loss for words shut off reverent yielding peaceable innocent priggish dried up buttoned up cynical austere disagreeable hermitlike doubting straight puritanical goody-goody old-maidish starchy verecund recoiling blushful calm steady lamblike compliant on the QT faint shuddering niminy-piminy affected square one-off sole special unique singular one only easily embarrassed earnest serious solemn acquiescent deferential reasonable by itself prim and proper phlegmatic pabulum Milquetoast tolerant manageable lenient nothing orderly wishy-washy zero cowed longanimous unwilling to mix with other people unattended by oneself stag separate forsaken sui generis lorn out-of-the-way particular unexcessive in charge under wraps bottled up chilled in check inobtrusive on a leash under control nonaggressive not given to excesses in control of yourself corked up self-possessed cool, calm and collected laid-back unextreme abject dastardly on its own poltroon white-livered sookie feeble sissified caitiff milk-livered chickenhearted unheroic base dismayed cowhearted panicky anxious pigeonhearted worthless paper tiger no guts running scared having the willies dispassionate stiff impersonal apathetic impassive unfeeling passionless unsympathetic unwelcoming lukewarm cold-blooded emotionless forbidding stolid unenthusiastic uninvolved disdainful wooden supercilious affectless offhand stuffy numb annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious insolent unpassioned abstract gelid poker-faced rigid frustrated impartial glacial unloving abstracted preoccupied unmoved chill stoic stoical impassible proud snooty unspeaking off neutral enigmatic deep cold-hearted cagey incommunicable stilted laid back uncordial stuck up hung up putting on airs clinical removed colorless colourless clammy thick-skinned spacey tightlipped hushed zipped uncaring pococurante hard-eyed brittle antiseptic nonchalant incommunicative insensible complacent insouciant perfunctory spaced-out uncommunicable negative keeping people at arm's length out of it avoidant unaffectionate contained uncomfortable uneasy suppressed superior tepid ineffectual stony insociable arrogant mean-looking put on airs outside unenthused not talkative playing one's cards close to one's chest of few words exact precise bored correct ardorless impervious repellent cold-shoulder loveless insensitive impotent unromantic indeterminate pale inflexible unkind callous hardhearted starched stony-hearted just watching the clock not giving a damn lackadaisical official polite businesslike straight arrow by the numbers stiff-necked cryptic uninquiring unsentimental backstairs sly undercover furtive feline mysterious matter-of-fact objective uncommitted unbiased unprejudiced unwilling in private in chambers in privacy bureaucratic inhuman in the background playing your cards close to your chest in the dark blank featureless uncolored depersonalised faceless candid careful soulless depersonalized gray grey equal measured nondiscriminatory anonymous monolithic dummied up expressionless wouldn't say boo to a goose deadpan empty vacant strictly business cold turkey inexpressive inert catatonic lofty hard-hearted hard-boiled on ice cold fish lone wolf

Adjective

Uncomfortable or embarrassed
ill at ease uneasy awkward anxious edgy on edge self-conscious shy uncomfortable bashful embarrassed faltering gauche hesitant inhibited nervous nervy on tenterhooks out of place restless strained tense troubled unnatural unsettled unsure worried blushing discomfited disquieted disturbed fidgety jittery restive shrinking uncertain unrelaxed antsy apprehensive on pins and needles unquiet aflutter atwitter discombobulated distrustful dithery fazed goosey het up hinky hung up insecure jumpy keyed up perturbed queasy queazy twitchy upset uptight doubtful suspicious timid diffident unconfident timorous fearful unassertive meek self-doubting lacking confidence not self-assured introverted passive lacking self-confidence unassured withdrawn lacking social skills discomforted reserved tongue-tied discomposed bothered not confident submissive weak lacking in confidence wimpy lacking assurance modest sheepish shamefaced stilted ill-at-ease stiff mannered affected artificial aw-shucks like a fish out of water out of countenance unsure of yourself self-effacing afraid unforthcoming mousy vague questioning hanging by thread touchy touch and go up in the air on thin ice choked Delphic unpoised agitated wired concerned fretful shaky overwrought distressed stressy toey frightened overstrung stressed flustered scared highly strung shaken in a tizzy worked up strung out ruffled spooked sensitive excitable in a state alarmed unstable strung up disconcerted neurotic unnerved dismayed hyper hysterical high-strung skittish spooky squirrelly windy in a state of agitation flurried all of a dither like a cat on a hot tin roof rattled excited vexed in a state of nerves in a stew in a flap angsty irritable in a tizz brittle all of a lather shook up like a cat on hot bricks panicky trembling adrenalized confused unglued shaking wrought up tormented taut in a sweat in a twitter a bundle of nerves having kittens annoyed fraught in a twit febrile fluttery quaking distraught thrown irked wound up beside oneself anguished bundle of nerves under stress unrestful perplexed in a cold sweat bricking oneself stressed out all of a doodah nerve-racking nail-biting irresolute spasmodic skittery creepy careful wavering fretting discountenanced overanxious shivery in suspense irascible fevered turbulent nervous wreck hassled impatient peevish inconvenienced irritated worried sick quivering unsteady white-knuckled unpeaceful beset riled muddled tortured plagued harassed angstful solicitous bugged clutched a wreck hot and bothered worried stiff put out with one's stomach in knots shot to pieces in turmoil with butterflies in one's stomach with one's heart in one's mouth twittering stuttering stammering stumbling indecisive tentative dithering vacillating constrained precarious swithering trepidatious flighty forced caught up permission-seeking attention-seeking validation-seeking under pressure curt under a strain disorderly graceless disorientated frisky unbalanced prim pressured frazzled palpitant wrung all of a flutter wreck moving moved shot watchful fussy disoriented bewildered easily frightened easily agitated aghast dreading all nerves on the qui vive having butterflies in the stomach in a spin a basket case in a flat spin sweating bullets strange lost up the wall white knuckled afflicted asea tetchy unsettling unnerving disturbing hairy disquieting distressful agitating distressing nerve-wracking irrational exacerbated puzzled displeased chagrined aggravated pained mortified pestered harried harrowed miffed provoked terrified strict conventional cautious testy crotchety prickly hurt short-tempered crabbed hot-tempered captious snappy temperamental chippy bad-tempered querulous quick-tempered ill-tempered grieved oversensitive moody critical active hurried transient unruly wandering intermittent changeable fidgeting itchy inconstant borderline approval-seeking footloose roving sleepless fitful nomadic bustling gutted sad unhappy saddened old-fashioned on the defensive distracted frantic offended angered disappointed fretted shocked low worrisome verklempt blue unzipped wounded cut up in disorder amazed tossing and turning come apart psyched out bummed out broken up at sixes and sevens all torn up in a dither stressful feeling anxious shaking in one's shoes nerves on edge

Adjective

Having a gentle or calm temperament or disposition
mellow placid soft tender gentle peaceful pleasant meek pacific compassionate affable caring peaceable unassuming modest benevolent benign calm easy serene sympathetic docile softhearted sensitive demure lamblike reverent warmhearted angelic complaisant deferential gracious harmless mild subdued tame unoffensive good-natured tender-hearted mild-mannered soft-hearted non-confrontational kind genial considerate amiable quiet agreeable pleasing laid back friendly lovable kindly humane lenient amicable understanding obliging likeable likable humble sociable decent respectful kind-hearted dove-like congenial moderate easygoing cheerful loving temperate shy merciful sweet-tempered tenderhearted moral good-humored large-hearted forgiving kindhearted bland good-humoured goodhearted cool dovelike forbearing soft-spoken motherly fatherly maternal sisterly brotherly paternal charitable thoughtful affectionate beneficent giving nice munificent warm neighborly tolerant neighbourly greathearted feeling generous benignant benefic philanthropical warm-hearted well meaning well intentioned good-hearted all heart great-hearted well-mannered bleeding-heart big bounteous comforting public-spirited wholesome attentive eleemosynary unselfish cordial altruistic good-tempered unstinting soft touch cooperative regardful polite chivalrous indulgent bountiful pitying fatherlike clement sweet liberal gallant heart in right place accommodating hospitable philanthropic good openhanded helpful tactful openhearted propitious magnanimous big-hearted open-handed noble courteous supportive engaging freehanded patient dutiful lavish princely selfless delightful humanitarian responsive solicitous fond

Adjective

Humble in position or status
lowly humble inferior low plebeian proletarian common ignoble lowborn obscure subordinate low-born low-bred mean ordinary plain poor simple baseborn gentle lower-class low-life low-ranking lumpen meek mild modest peasant prole unwashed vulgar docile dutiful submissive unassuming base deprived everyday menial mundane obsequious prosaic reverential servile withdrawing cast down average declassed unpretentious commonplace subservient minor undistinguished lesser working-class second-class low-grade junior lower humdrum lower-ranking secondary insignificant contemptible blue-collar popular ancillary smaller second-rate abject degrading small fawning sycophantic slavish demeaning sorry low-class groveling obeisant unimportant ignominious middling unworthy déclassé lowlife meager grovelling measly inglorious miserable puny paltry shabby wretched subsidiary scrubby pitiful petty reduced poorer blue-singlet meagre second-string second-fiddle plebby supporting of low birth less entry-level bottom-rung less important lower-level crude dishonourable dishonorable obedient self-abasing unresisting ingratiating craven bourgeois cloth-cap philistine unsophisticated traditional banal conventional pedestrian declassé democratic people's grassroots baser unambitious buck subaltern subalternate limited mediocre unskilled diminished boring low-status marginal unaspiring unimposing unexceptional routine dull lessened little lousy bottom slighter sad vile underprivileged dinky small-fry bush-league third-string undersized subjacent minor-league small-time lower in rank lower in status low-level lower-grade unrefined severe rough unremarkable lower rung trivial inconsequential second-banana beneath someone below someone under someone's heel not very important back seat not so important associate uncouth unfit beggarly sordid second supplementary reserve alternative supplemental spare alternate backup substitute fallback attendant auxiliary tedious basic younger accessory extra relief of low rank sub under youngest assistant fall-back vice- sub-

Verb

Present participle for to discharge from a job or position
dismissing sacking firing discharging releasing cashiering axing removing terminating bouncing mustering out turning off severing connections expelling kicking out letting go ousting booting out laying off showing the door giving someone the boot sending packing booting giving the heave-ho throwing out making redundant giving someone their marching orders getting rid of deposing displacing giving someone the push giving someone the bullet giving someone their cards giving the elbow unseating dropping turfing giving someone their notice turfing out giving walking papers giving someone the sack giving notice to ejecting bumping outing giving one notice giving the sack giving the boot letting one go giving the old heave-ho disqualifying unfrocking suspending impeaching discarding defenestrating deselecting pensioning recalling defrocking disfrocking shelving furloughing disemploying deponing evicting supplanting toppling dethroning shipping showing the door one letting out washing out shutting out giving warning turning away giving someone notice giving somebody their cards declaring redundant giving a pink slip giving marching orders handing walking papers giving the gate giving the ax depriving of office giving someone the pink slip moving on demobilizing disbanding giving the chop disbarring debarring throwing drumming out casting out breaking heaving putting away giving someone his or her walking papers giving someone the ax giving someone the gate excusing shedding dehiring unhiring giving somebody notice giving somebody the boot nixing superseding busting replacing court martialing court martialling eighty-sixing freezing out giving bum's rush giving the sack to giving somebody the sack giving pink slip giving somebody the push giving somebody the pink slip giving one's cards relieving of duty locking out riding out on rail running out of town demobbing demobilising hatchetting decimating cutting hatcheting polling downsizing tomahawking reducing purging dislodging moving eliminating relegating transferring repositioning abolishing detaching shifting expunging relocating evacuating pulling putting an end to scaling down cutting back slimming down budging dislocating abstracting seeing the back of giving the bum's rush taking down throwing out on your ear paying off giving notice kissing off giving someone his giving someone the air binning off giving someone the big E turning out removing from office forcing out downgrading demoting degrading excluding rejecting driving out chucking out pushing out barring disrating banning blacklisting overthrowing overturning unthroning uncrowning depriving unmaking blackballing lowering declassing banishing bringing down routing slanging chasing flinging out discrowning benching running off expulsing stripping of rank throwing out on ear removing from power unsettling disenthroning usurping disthroning taking over stepping into shoes of thrusting out blacking slinging out heaving out dispossessing fordriving asking to leave ousting from discharging from dismissing from expelling from driving away giving the hook showing you the door chucking upsetting subverting unhorsing excluding from banishing from throwing out of giving heave-ho pushing out of driving out of thrusting out of kicking downstairs snubbing ostracizing vetoing repudiating exiling deporting humbling demeaning devaluing demeriting lowering in rank voting against embargoing moving down dumping irrupting tossing unloosing ditching forcing to leave downing killing disallowing negativing shunning boycotting reducing in rank reducing to the ranks holding back setting back driving off kissing goodbye throwing overboard sending off squeezing out doing away with showing the gate to giving someone their P45 throwing someone out on their ear disfellowshiping spurning disfellowshipping cold-shouldering shooting down ostracising keeping out giving the cold shoulder to giving the cold shoulder leaving out in the cold

Verb

Present participle for to cause to retire

Verb

(of a military force) Present participle for to retreat from an enemy or an attacking position
retreating withdrawing disengaging fleeing receding decamping falling back giving way pulling out backing off giving ground pulling back taking flight turning tail beating a retreat beating a hasty retreat leaving vamoosing splitting going taking off quitting departing clearing out scraming scramming exiting skedaddling going away running away bolting scarpering clearing off beating it running off escaping making off pushing off flying shoving off cutting out making oneself scarce recoiling going off drawing back scooting bugging out making tracks hightailing it backing away absenting oneself walking out setting out running along bugging off bailing out getting going shrinking moving bailing setting off buzzing off getting making an exit stepping along backing out cutting and run lighting out parting vacating starting out booking getting away abandoning taking a powder packing off piking out packing up piking off upping sticks taking a hike abstracting oneself pushing on running for it disappearing digging out sallying forth moving away hooking it running moving out absconding taking leave peeling off legging it skipping off getting off hightailing peeling out making a break for it flitting evacuating heading off hitting the road making yourself scarce hitting the trail bogging off shying away sloping off getting lost doing a bunk betaking oneself doing a runner making a quick exit making a run for it moving back getting under way taking your leave racking off absenting yourself checking out getting out slinging your hook repairing removing retracting breaking camp backpedaling backpedalling balking losing ground shrinking back blowing doing a disappearing act scatting shooing flying the coop starting showing a clean pair of heels shrinking away heading for the hills going back walking off avaunting saying goodbye hauling off moving off oning your bike hopping it nicking off getting along moving along drawing away going and jump in the lake naffing off sodding off taking a long walk on a short pier going jump in the lake blenching baulking quailing making a move cowering going backward backtracking levanting stepping back going out reversing deserting gitting issuing regressing emigrating vanishing migrating sallying retroceding stepping out embarking doing a fade going forth getting stuffed making a start taking yourself off getting moving packing your bags popping off removing oneself taking wing driving back pushing along ducking out hopping the stick hopping the twig yielding surrendering pulling away giving up fading away exeunting hotfooting it crawfishing quaking cruising ranging resiling going offstage moseying lamming wending skipping clearing scampering adjourning kiting alighting making like a tree and get out of here making like a tree and leave distancing oneself flaking off making away having it away making one's way making your getaway making your escape taking one's leave bidding farewell doing vanishing act making for skipping out betaking yourself turning away going your way getting out of my sight going and chase yourself evading breaking abdicating folding eluding absenting proceeding trooping advancing straggling forsaking defecting eloping flinching cutting relinquishing setting forth wincing cringing slipping away hitting the bricks making a break marching out moving on blasting off stirring retrograding abstracting withdrawing from departing from retrogressing lagging behind falling behind dropping behind slowing down going away from riding off giving the slip fleeing from decamping from absenting oneself from disappearing from absconding from moving out of disengaging from stepping down flying from walking away setting out from running away from retiring from going from exiting from escaping from slipping out doing a bunk from taking your leave of breaking away coming away taking yourself off from heading out bolting from pulling out of taking French leave taking oneself off from going AWOL recanting backing dissociating disassociating squinching retracing your steps moving backwards dooing an about-face doing a volte-face backing up doing a U-turn turning back about-facing going into reverse driving backwards doing an about-turn backing down moving backward doubling back delinking jumping back heading making opting out weaselling out dropping out pulling the plug weaseling out refusing jerking back crouching springing back huddling boggling grovelling scrupling slinking starting back groveling shuddering striking out going through shooting through stealing away doing a moonlight flit sneaking away taking it on the lam making a getaway going on the lam breaking free breaking out breaking out of breaking loose hurrying taking to your heels doing a vanishing act getting free making a escape dashing sneaking off scurrying darting avoiding racing rushing shunning doing a Skase stepping on it cutting loose running out on busting hastening sprinting hustling speeding zipping scuttling pulling stakes slipping emerging passing doubling making haste making one's escape bursting out making quick exit making getaway wriggling out shooting working out of taking on the lam going scot-free playing hooky getting a move on getting away with doing a moonlight uprooting taking to flight scattering leaving in a hurry sneaking skulking slinking off creeping getting cracking booking it tearing off hiding hastening away running from circumventing ducking dodging going to hell getting on your bike departing secretly making scarce going south dogging it jumping ship making a quick getaway whizzing expediting spurring creeping off absquatulating departing suddenly running scared turning around kicking rocks moving fast making time hurrying up breaking away from going absent without leave going missing going west walking leaving in the lurch walking out on kissing goodbye making a dash for it dumping leaving holding the bag leaving flat springing running like scared rabbit leaving high and dry copping out ditching slipping through your fingers turning on a dime deserting under fire making a U-turn shaking a leg going like lightning bounding scrambling careering steering veering beelining bearing aiming jumping stepping on the gas beetling romping jogging hieing trotting hying tripping galloping gambolling rushing off tearing scuttering frolicking speeding away gamboling whipping

Verb

Present participle for to leave or resign from one's current position or role

Verb

Present participle for to shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.
secluding isolating separating sequestering segregating insulating confining quarantining withdrawing cloistering closeting screening removing hiding blockading concealing covering evicting ostracising ostracizing boycotting embargoing enclosing immuring cutting off keeping apart shutting off keeping away pulling out splitting off sequestrating secluding oneself isolating oneself secreting enisling islanding shutting oneself away hiding oneself away segregating oneself shutting oneself off cutting oneself off setting oneself apart withdrawing oneself removing oneself closeting oneself shutting away setting off closing off drawing back setting apart detaching divorcing disconnecting severing excluding cordoning off blocking off dividing parting splitting up shutting up protecting dissociating cocooning shielding sealing off breaking up roping off alienating sheltering distancing disengaging fencing off sundering partitioning off screening off curtaining off marooning cordoning restricting stranding barricading closing imprisoning holding captive incarcerating barring roping retreating locking up marking withdrawing from the world splitting ending things dividing off sectioning off partitioning sorting out choosing ghettoizing selecting cushioning freeing defending decoupling avoiding disaffiliating disassociating ghettoising singling out discriminating against saving safeguarding coming apart grouping sorting undoing going your separate ways breaking off disbanding going separate ways standing between parting company sundering out setting aside separating out keeping safe moving away placing far off withdrawing from breaking away putting at a distance breaking with keeping at arm's length breaking from walking away inlaying taping keeping from harm filling coating wadding lining treating wrapping up in cotton wool disuniting estranging keeping out abstracting taping off keeping in solitude forming a ring around putting a cordon sanitaire around

Verb

Present participle for to become obsolete

Antonym of retiring

retiring Idiom, Proverb

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