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OUTGOING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does outgoing mean? 

OUTGOING (adjective)
  The adjective OUTGOING has 2 senses:

1. leaving a place or a position
2. at ease in talking to others

  Familiarity information: OUTGOING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OUTGOING (adjective)


Sense 1outgoing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leaving a place or a position

Context examples:

an outgoing steamship / the outgoing president

Similar:

outbound; outward; outward-bound (that is going out or leaving)

effluent; outflowing (that is flowing outward)

out (directed outward or serving to direct something outward)

past; preceding; retiring (of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office)

Also:

past (earlier than the present time; no longer current)

Attribute:

direction (the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves)

Antonym:

incoming (arriving at a place or position)


Sense 2outgoing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At ease in talking to others

Synonyms:

forthcoming; extroverted; outgoing

Similar:

sociable (inclined to or conducive to companionship with others)


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