Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who returns to his original creed.
  • noun That which undergoes retroversion, as a part or organ of the body.
  • To turn back.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To turn back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To turn back.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb go back to a previous state

Etymologies

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retro- + Latin vertere, versum, to turn. Compare retrorse.

Examples

  • Peeping through the lowered venetians of yesteryear (recollection as a species of voyeurism is very Ishiguro), the retrovert is privy to a series of partial visions that eventually reveal a life guided by calamitous misapprehension on his part.

    New Fiction

  • Peeping through the lowered venetians of yesteryear (recollection as a species of voyeurism is very Ishiguro), the retrovert is privy to a series of partial visions that eventually reveal a life guided by calamitous misapprehension on his part.

    New Fiction

  • As I retrovert a little to the world events of the past few years there are two things that stand out, to my mind.

    India's Fight For Freedom

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