introverted 1781, "directed inward," pp. adjective from INTROVERT (Cf. introvert). Psychological sense is from 1915.

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  • introverted — in tro*vert ed adj. 1. examining one s own sensory and perceptual experiences. Contrasted with {extrospective}. Syn: introspective. [WordNet 1.5] 2. marked by concern predominantly with oneself or one s own feelings. Contrasted with {extroverted} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • introverted — [in′trə vʉrt΄id] adj. characterized by introversion * * * in·tro·vert·ed (ĭnʹtrə vûr tĭd) adj. Marked by interest in or preoccupation with oneself or one s own thoughts as opposed to others or the environment; shy or reserved. * * * …   Universalium

  • introverted — [adj] reserved bashful, cautious, close mouthed, cold*, collected, cool, demure, introspective, modest, offish, quiet, reclusive, restrained, secretive, shy, soft spoken, solitary, standoffish, uncommunicative, withdrawn; concepts 401,404 …   New thesaurus

  • introverted — [in′trə vʉrt΄id] adj. characterized by introversion …   English World dictionary

  • Introverted — Introvert In tro*vert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Introverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Introverting}.] [Pref. intro + L. vertere, versum, to turn.] [1913 Webster] 1. To turn or bend inward. Introverted toes. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To look within; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • introverted — [[t]ɪ̱ntrəvɜː(r)tɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED Introverted people are quiet and shy and find it difficult to talk to other people. Machen was a lonely, introverted child. Ant: extroverted …   English dictionary

  • introverted — adjective someone who is introverted spends a lot of time thinking about their own problems and interests and finds it difficult to talk to other people: The young girl had become nervous and introverted. opposite extroverted introversion noun… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • introverted — adjective Possessing the characteristic property of an introvert. Preferring the internal, satisfied with self, lacking interest or comfort in social interactions. Shes very introverted. Shed rather stay home with a good book than go to a party… …   Wiktionary

  • introverted — in·tro·vert·ed in trə .vərt əd also in·tro·vert in trə .vərt adj marked by or suggesting introversion <an uncommunicative and introverted person> broadly being a reserved or shy person compare EXTROVERTED …   Medical dictionary

  • introverted — in|tro|vert|ed [ˈıntrəvə:tıd US ə:r ] adj someone who is introverted is quiet and shy and does not enjoy being with other people ≠ ↑extrovert, extroverted ↑extroverted >introversion [ˌıntrəˈvə:ʃən US ˈvə:rʒən] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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