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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
retiring

Synonyms:

adjective
all
retiring, unassuming.
cowardly
weak-kneed, softer, yellow-bellied, Chicken-hearted, Cowhearted, pigeonhearted, having the willies, lacking courage, no guts, running scared.
fearful
cowardly.
humble
reverential, unpretentious, supplicatory, unambitious.
inconspicuous
unemphatic, Unconspicuous, low-profile, low key.
inoffensive
peaceable, innoxious, unoffending, nonprovocative.
lowly
menial, proletarian, cast down, lowborn, unwashed.
modest
unpretending, self-effacing, Unboastful, unpresuming.
restrained
reserved, under wraps, in charge, in check, under control, unexpansive, Unaffable, on a leash, calm and collected, corked up, on leash, unexcessive, unextreme.
shy, undemonstrative
backward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, humble, meek, modest, nongregarious, quiet, recessive, reclusive, reserved, restrained, reticent, self-effacing, shrinking, timid, timorous, unassertive, unassuming, unexpansive, unsociable, withdrawing, withdrawn, Unaffable, not forward, rabbity.
uncommunicative
buttoned up, clammed up, dried up.
unnoticeable
unnoticeable.
noun
retiring
modest, outgoing, past, preceding, receding, retreating, unassertive, unassuming, unnoticeable, unobtrusive.
shy
humble, quiet, reserved.
verb
reposing
lounging, napping, relaxing, Reposing, Resting.
resigning
accepting, relinquishing, withdrawing, Abandoning, Abdicating, Ceasing, Disclaiming, Discontinuing, Rejecting, Renouncing, Resigning, Terminating, Vacating, Surrendering.
Examples of usage:
  1. " Annette," Tinman called to her, and made her turn round as she was retiring. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. " Such a magnificent reception is alarming to a gentle, retiring nature," said Mr. Gresley. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  3. Hopkins was unable to make the arrest; and retiring from the room, collected his men, and kept watch in the street. – A Sketch of the Causes, Operations and Results of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856 by Stephen Palfrey Webb
  4. This major portion of the pie was left over from our dinner yesterday, and last night, before retiring to rest, I desired my wife to suggest something in the cold pie line, which she did. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  5. The retiring wave of bodily misery carried with it for the moment all other. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner

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