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Meaning of introvert

in•tro•vert

Pronunciation: (n., adj.in'tru-vûrt"v.in"tru-vûrt'), [key]
— n.
  1. a shy person.
  2. a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings (opposed to extrovert).
  3. a part that is or can be introverted.
—adj.
  1. marked by introversion.
—v.t.
  1. to turn inward: to introvert one's anger.
  2. to direct (the mind, one's interest, etc.) partly to things within the self.
  3. to turn (a hollow, cylindrical structure) in on itself; invaginate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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