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re·tired / riˈtīrd/ • adj. 1. having left one's job and ceased to work: a retired teacher.2. archaic (of a place) quiet and secluded; not seen or frequented by many people: this retired corner of the world. ∎  (of a person's way of life) quiet and involving little contact with other people. ∎  (of a person) reserved; uncommunicative.DERIVATIVES: re·tired·ness n. ( archaic ).