Synonyms of 'retiring'
very shyI'm still that shy, retiring little girl.
He is painfully shy when it comes to talking to new people.
He was unemotional and reserved.
He's a nice quiet man.
He's modest, as well as being a great player.
Ashok was a humble, courteous and gentle man.
A timid child, she had learnt obedience at an early age.
She was demure without being coy.
He was a meek, mild-mannered fellow.
She had become increasingly ill and reclusive.
She has a gentle, unassuming manner.
She's very demure and sweet.
She was diffident and reserved in meetings.
a bashful child
He is a reclusive, timorous creature.
completely out of character to her normal unassertive self
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in the sense of bashful
shy or modesta bashful child
in the sense of coy
affectedly shy and modestShe was demure without being coy.
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