withdrawn definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb, intransitive verb
withdrawing within oneself; shy, reserved, introverted, etc.
withdrawn definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Past participle of withdraw.adjective
- Not readily approached; remote.
- a. Not friendly or sociable; aloof.b. Emotionally unresponsive and detached; introverted.
Variant of withdraw
transitive verb withdrew, withdrawn, withdrawing
- to take back or draw back; remove
- to remove from use, consideration, etc.
- to retract or recall (a statement, etc.)
Origin: Middle English withdrawen: see with- and amp; draw
- to move back; go away; retreat
- to remove oneself (from an organization, activity, society, etc.)
- Psychiatry to retreat from reality, as in schizophrenia
- in parliamentary procedure, to retract a motion, statement, etc.
- withdrawer noun