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not arrogant or presuming
"unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"
past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)adjective
of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
"a retiring member of the board"
reticent, self-effacing, retiringadjective
reluctant to draw attention to yourself
Shy, introverted, liking privacy.
I don't really know him well, since he's so shy and retiring.
About to retire.
Today is the party for our retiring co-workers.
Retirement is the withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from one's active working life. A person may also semi-retire by reducing work hours or workload. Many people choose to retire when they are elderly or incapable of doing their job due to health reasons. People may also retire when they are eligible for private or public pension benefits, although some are forced to retire when bodily conditions no longer allow the person to work any longer (by illness or accident) or as a result of legislation concerning their positions. In most countries, the idea of retirement is of recent origin, being introduced during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Previously, low life expectancy, lack of social security and the absence of pension arrangements meant that most workers continued to work until their death. Germany was the first country to introduce retirement benefits in 1889.Nowadays, most developed countries have systems to provide pensions on retirement in old age, funded by employers or the state. In many poorer countries, there is no support for the elderly beyond that provided through the family. Today, retirement with a pension is considered a right of the worker in many societies; hard ideological, social, cultural and political battles have been fought over whether this is a right. In many Western countries, this is a right embodied in national constitutions. An increasing number of individuals are choosing to put off this point of total retirement, by selecting to exist in the emerging state of pre-tirement.
reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring modesty; retiring manners
of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited to, or belonging to, retirement
The numerical value of retiring in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of retiring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of retiring in a Sentence
People should not think of retiring as the last phase of their lives. They should think of it as a time to rewire themselves for new adventures that they are passionate about. Quote from Long Island University Magazine Winter 2016
I have an announcement I can't think of a better place to make it than right here at the chamber I led many years ago. ... So, I am retiring as your congressman, this term, my 13th, will be my last. You know I set out originally to give you, my constituents, the representation you deserve, the effectiveness you want and the economic freedom you need. I hope I delivered on that.
In 1950, there were 16 workers for every retiree. How many are there today? There are three, in 20 years, there is going to be two, and you're going to have 80 million Baby Boomers like me retiring en masse, wanting a Social Security check and their Medicare bills paid. We're going to need more legal immigration. Let's make it logical. Let's pick people from all over the world on our terms, not just somebody from Mexico. Let's create a rational, legal immigration system because we have a declining workforce.
I’m glad he’s retiring — now I don’t have to worry about him getting a sixth win.
The 4 % rule is great if you're retiring at age 65, but if you're retiring early you should think about 3.5 % and if you're retiring in your 30s or 40s you may take an even more conservative number.
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