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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retreatednoun

    people who have retreated

    "he had only contempt for the retreated"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Retreatedpart. adj.

    Retired; gone to privacy.

    Etymology: from retreat.


  1. retreated

    Retreated refers to the act of moving back or withdrawing, often used in the context of military forces withdrawing from a battlefield or an individual withdrawing from a challenging or uncomfortable situation. It may also mean to back down or change one's decision or standpoint, often due to criticism or lack of support. Additionally, it can be used to signify taking time off regular activities for relaxation or contemplation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retreated

    of Retreat

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retreated in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retreated in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of retreated in a Sentence

  1. State John Kerry:

    This is a gigantic transformation that is taking place, you can see it with the naked eye, you see it where the ice has retreated from just in the last 15 to 20 years.

  2. Teddy Goff:

    It wasn't as if we all kind of retreated into a bunker to drown our sorrows or anything like that, in the midst of that day, discovering that we were really rebuilding a list virtually from scratch, it was a realization that there was going to be a tough road ahead.

  3. Ken Polcari:

    Today we gapped open again and the buyers retreated. There's no catalyst to really take it higher. If you start getting bank and other earnings that are really bad, nothing is going to hold.

  4. Nawid Forotan:

    Our forces did not get reinforcements on time, taliban were in big numbers, therefore our forces retreated.

  5. Oumar Arby:

    I heard gunshots and heavy explosions, the fighting continued in the street and around the hotel. At one point, the Islamists retreated to the hotel and fired at the soldiers from inside.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. contagious
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. defiant
    • D. eminent

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