outgoing

The adjective outgoing describes someone with a friendly, easy personality. Your outgoing friend might not understand how hard it is for shy people to speak in front of an audience.

If you're the only member of your outgoing family who is reserved, you might feel silent and invisible in their sociable midst. People who are outgoing are perfectly comfortable in social situations. A completely different meaning of outgoing describes someone who is departing, like an employee who will soon retire, or an outgoing club treasurer who isn't running for re-election.

Primary Meanings of outgoing

1.
adj
at ease in talking to others
2.
adj
leaving a place or a position
Full Definitions of outgoing
1

adj at ease in talking to others

Synonyms:
extroverted, forthcoming
sociable
inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
2

adj leaving a place or a position

“an outgoing steamship”
Synonyms:
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
past
earlier than the present time; no longer current
Antonyms:
incoming
arriving at a place or position
inbound, inward
directed or moving inward or toward a center
designate
appointed but not yet installed in office
elect
elected but not yet installed in office
future, next, succeeding
(of elected officers) elected but not yet serving
in
directed or bound inward
inflowing, influent
flowing inward
inpouring
pouring inward
future
yet to be or coming
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adj retiring from a position or office

“the outgoing president”
Antonyms:
incoming
entering upon a position of office vacated by another

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