[ ek-struh-vurt, -stroh- ]
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  1. an outgoing, gregarious person who thrives in dynamic environments and seeks to maximize social engagement.

  2. Psychology. a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment.: Compare introvert (def. 2).

adjectiveAlso ex·tro·vert·ed.
  1. having a disposition that is energized through social engagement and languishes or chafes in solitude, resulting in a personality that is gregarious, outgoing, and sociable.

  2. Psychology. marked by extroversion.

verb (used with object)
  1. Psychology. to direct (the mind, one's interest, etc.) outward or to things outside the self.

Origin of extrovert

First recorded in 1665–75; extro- + Latin vertere “to turn”
  • Also ex·tra·vert [ek-struh-vurt] /ˈɛk strəˌvɜrt/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for extrovert


  1. a person concerned more with external reality than inner feelings

  1. of or characterized by extroversion: extrovert tendencies

Origin of extrovert

C20: from extro- (variant of extra-, contrasting with intro-) + -vert, from Latin vertere to turn

Derived forms of extrovert

  • extroverted or extraverted, adjective

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Cultural definitions for extrovert


[ (ek-struh-vurt) ]

A term introduced by the psychologist Carl Jung to describe a person whose motives and actions are directed outward. Extroverts are more prone to action than contemplation, make friends readily, adjust easily to social situations, and generally show warm interest in their surroundings. (Compare introvert.)

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