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.

Definitions of outgoing
  1. adjective
    at ease in talking to others
    synonyms: extroverted, forthcoming
    sociable
    inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
  2. adjective
    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    earlier than the present time; no longer current
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    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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  3. adjective
    retiring from a position or office
    “the outgoing president”
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    Antonyms:
    incoming
    entering upon a position of office vacated by another
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