from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of extroverted.

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  • adj. Alternative form of extroverted.

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  • adj. being concerned with the social and physical environment


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  • I think the Ruins fits nicely into the contemporary "extraverted" horror genre, where supernatural, physical violence reigns over well-conceived, cosmic, or even true psychological terror (which hasn't been too well-represented in the film genre to begin with).

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  • Entrepreneurs are more likely to be "extraverted".

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  • In addition, he tells WebMD, the patients in the Paxil group became more extraverted, meaning they became more open to new experiences, calmer, less self-conscious, and more even-tempered.

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  • The high blirters were seen by the others as more competent, sociable, emotionally reactive and extraverted than low blirters.

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  • The researchers found that conscientiousness, emotional stability, a feeling of mastery and being extraverted are key to predicting the direction a person's self-esteem will take as they grow up, and that income did not affect this course.

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  • Happiness researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky, one of the leading happiness scientists, puts it this way: People who are inclined to savor were found to be more self-confident, extraverted, and gratified and less hopeless and neurotic. . .

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  • Do you think it is “better” to be an extraverted senser than an intuitive introvert?

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  • No, he didn't create or write the show, he never claimed to be a perfect exemplar of enlightenment, and he didn't even practice martial arts before he was cast, but (much better than the overheated, extraverted Bruce Lee could have done) he coolly, often wordlessly embodied its message of inner peace.

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  • I was fortunate in being seated next to an extraverted woman of about my age, who moved here last fall.

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  • That belief, combined with a suspicion of drugs that heightened moods or extraverted personality traits, made the market for SSRIs unpromising.

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