- a shy person.
- Psychology. a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings (opposed to extrovert).
- Zoology. a part that is or can be introverted.
- Psychology. marked by introversion.
- to turn inward: to introvert one's anger.
- Psychology. to direct (the mind, one's interest, etc.) partly to things within the self.
- Anatomy, Zoology. to turn (a hollow, cylindrical structure) in on itself; invaginate.
Origin of introvert
Examples from the Web for introverted
Servis, a general contractor, was baffled by how introverted Stone acted.Hunt for Iraq Vet After Killing Spree
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The real real life El Chapo was said to be “introverted and with a tendency to be needy.”El Chapo on the Couch: Inside a Drug Lord's Therapy Sessions
March 7, 2014
Greenbaum says Michael Hostetter, the most introverted mascot of the bunch, is also the most unpredictably exciting.Hulu is the New Netflix: Why You Should Watch ‘Behind the Mask’
October 30, 2013
The introverted leader, the lady heir apparent, the dubious plans for financial success—it all matches.Why the Obama Administration Resembles Facebook
October 10, 2012
Gabourey Sidibe is most decidedly not the shy, introverted character she plays in Precious.The 22 Best Oscar Moments
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March 8, 2010
I'd never talked with anyone from a Place that had been Introverted.
Introverted upon his own heart, it was keen, unsparing, insidiously subtle.The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains
Charles Egbert Craddock
She sank into a chair half laughing and yet with an introverted expressionrecueillement desprit, he thought to himself, bitterly.
Surely, if the Maintainer had been Introverted before he jumped on the bar, we'd all have noticed the flashing blue telltale.
The former correspond to my introverted and the latter to my extroverted type.
- psychol a person prone to introversion
- Also: introverted characterized by introversion
- (tr) pathol to turn (a hollow organ or part) inside out
Word Origin and History for introverted
1781, "directed inward," past participle adjective from introvert. Psychological sense is from 1915.
- To turn or direct inward.
- To concentrate one's interests upon oneself.
- To turn a tubular organ or part inward upon itself.
- One whose thoughts and feelings are directed toward oneself.
- An anatomical structure that is capable of being introverted.