verb (used with object)
- intruder in the dust,
Origin of introvert
Examples from the Web for introverted
Servis, a general contractor, was baffled by how introverted Stone acted.
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|Michael Daly|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’|Anna Brand|October 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The introverted leader, the lady heir apparent, the dubious plans for financial success—it all matches.
Gabourey Sidibe is most decidedly not the shy, introverted character she plays in Precious.
But who shall cast an introverted eye Upon himself, that will not there descry A conscious life that shall, nor cannot die?The Sylphs of the Season with Other Poems|Washington Allston
Surely, if the Maintainer had been Introverted before he jumped on the bar, we'd all have noticed the flashing blue telltale.The Big Time|Fritz Reuter Leiber
But Johannes was in a restless, introverted mood, and could find no words for what distressed him.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
He turned about short at the sound of the weak, pleading voice, but with no relaxation of his severe, introverted mood.The Golden House|Charles Dudley Warner
Introverted upon his own heart, it was keen, unsparing, insidiously subtle.The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains|Charles Egbert Craddock
Word Origin for introvert
1781, "directed inward," past participle adjective from introvert. Psychological sense is from 1915.
1650s, from Latin intro- "inward" (see intro-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). The noun, "introverted person" (opposed to extrovert) is 1918, from German psychology, introduced there by C.G. Jung (1875-1961).
A term introduced by the psychologist Carl Jung to describe a person whose motives and actions are directed inward. Introverts tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings and minimize their contact with other people. (Compare extrovert.)