introvert

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v introvert turn inside "He introverted his feelings"
    • v introvert fold inwards "some organs can invaginate"
    • n introvert (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Introvert To look within; to introspect.
    • Introvert To turn or bend inward. "Introverted toes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • introvert To turn within; direct inward or interiorly.
    • introvert In zoology, to turn in, or invert; insheathe a part of within another part.
    • n introvert That which is introverted; in zoology, some part or organ which is turned in upon itself, or intus-suscepted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Introvert in-tro-vėrt′ to turn inward
    • n Introvert anything introverted
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. intro-, + L. vertere, versum, to turn

Usage

In literature:

She was set to the spinning-wheel; silent and introverted, she accomplished the tasks that were assigned her.
"O. T." by Hans Christian Andersen
They are subterranean and introverted.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 30. September, 1873" by Various
Psychologists sometimes divide men into the two extreme classes of extroverts and introverts.
"The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day" by Evelyn Underhill
So they are polarized to the active upper centers within the child, and you get an introvert.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
He became more of an introvert than ever.
"Security" by Poul William Anderson
A subdued cheerfulness seemed to possess Lester, the mamma's boy, as if he had eased and become less introverted.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
If we could have, we'd have even Introverted the Maintainer, broken all the ties that bind us, chanced it incommunicado.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
He signed the check with his tight, little introverted signature.
"Forsyte's Retreat" by Winston Marks
Introverted upon his own heart, it was keen, unsparing, insidiously subtle.
"The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains" by Charles Egbert Craddock
At its termination by the side of the head is the muscular introverted penis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

I realized that there are many benefits of having my personality type—we introverts tend to be reflective and have close relationships, to name a couple—and I became proud of who I was.
Is correct, America used to be a paradise for introverts .
If they really were introverts , it makes their rise to the presidency all the more remarkable, because introverts are constantly swimming against the tide.
The day that introverts get to breathe a sigh of relief.
Introverted talent in America, buried by the 'influence score'.
Introverts , due to their reserved nature, step out of the shadows less often than the more outgoing.
But thanks to a new book by Susan Cain titled Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, the quieter folks among us are having something of a moment in the sun.
Any introverts want to chime in.
Pet first-aid workshop, introverted dog class and more.
Family Almanac's Marguerite Kelly: How to help an introverted 13-year-old boy.
Brandon Smith says introverts can form deeper relationships with people and are often better listeners than their more outgoing colleagues.
More and more, though, we're hearing about the leadership potential of introverts .
But we're hearing more and more about the skills introverts can bring to leadership.
Brandon Smith talks about those strengths – and some of the particular challenges for introverts who want to lead others – in this week's Working on GPB Radio.
About 25 percent of the population are introverts , but as many as 60 percent of gifted children are introverts .
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In science:

This alteration in the third degree changes the mood of the music without changing the root and overall key and tonality; music based on minor scales tends to sound dark, soft, and introverted whereas that on ma jor scales clear, open, extroverted.
Music in Terms of Science
Universality of a structure M was defined in a somewhat introverted way in Section 1.5: M is universal if every structure younger than M is embeddable in M . A more general definition would start with a class C of structures, and say that M ∈ C is universal for C if every member of C embeds into M .
The random graph
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