Definition of Introvert

1. Noun. (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Antonyms: Extrovert



2. Verb. Fold inwards. "Some organs can invaginate"
Exact synonyms: Invaginate
Generic synonyms: Draw In, Retract
Specialized synonyms: Intussuscept
Derivative terms: Introversion, Introversion, Invagination

3. Verb. Turn inside. "He introverted his feelings"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Introversion, Introversive, Introvertive

Definition of Introvert

1. v. t. To turn or bend inward.

Definition of Introvert

1. Adjective. (context: of a person) Who focuses primarily on their own mind, feelings, or affairs. ¹

2. Noun. One who focuses primarily on their own mind, feelings, or affairs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Introvert

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Introvert

1. 1. One who tends to be unusually shy, introspective, self-centreed, and avoids becoming concerned with or involved in the affairs of others. Compare: extrovert. 2. To turn a structure into itself. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Introvert

introspective sort
introspectively
introspectiveness
introspects
introsume
introsumed
introsumes
introsuming
introsusception
introuvable
introvenient
introversion
introversions
introversive
introversively
introvert (current term)
introverted
introvertedly
introverting
introvertish
introvertive
introvertly
introverts
intrudable
intrude
intrude into
intrude on
intruded
intruder
intruders

Literary usage of Introvert

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"48, F) which tie the axial pharynx to the adjacent wall of the apical part of the introvert. As in all such intro- and e-versible organs, ..."

2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1896)
"A vigorous individual buries itself in a few moments in the following manner: Running out the introvert to nearly its full extent, and applying it to the ..."

3. Collected papers on analytical psychology by Carl Gustav Jung, Constance Ellen Long (1917)
"If we apply the sexual theory to an extrovert it tallies with the facts of the case ; but if we apply it to an introvert, we simply maltreat and do violence ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The " introvert " ¡n these Gastropods is not the pharynx iium is ... on and, the ranee of movement of the tubular introvert may sd or complete. ..."

5. Studies from the Biological Laboratory by Johns Hopkins University Biological Laboratory (1890)
"A vigorous individual buries itself in a few moments, in the following manner: Bunning out the introvert to nearly its full extent and applying it to the ..."

6. The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being by John Stanley Gardiner (1903)
"Ventral view of the head x 4, showing the orifice of the introvert and the other structures mentioned under Fig. 2. FIG. 4. Side view of the head x about ..."

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