withdrawn Definition

  • 1not wanting to talk to other people; shy
  • 2no longer involved in a particular activity or organization

Using withdrawn: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "withdrawn" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was always a withdrawn child, preferring to read alone rather than play with others.

  • Example

    After the scandal, the politician became withdrawn from public life.

  • Example

    He has withdrawn his support for the project.

withdrawn Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for withdrawn

Phrases with withdrawn

  • no longer available for use or purchase


    The banknotes were withdrawn from circulation due to counterfeiting concerns.

  • a personality type characterized by introversion, shyness, and avoidance of social interaction


    Her withdrawn personality made it difficult for her to make friends.

  • behavior that is characterized by avoidance of social interaction and communication


    His withdrawn behavior at work made his colleagues think he was unfriendly.

Origins of withdrawn

from 'with-' meaning 'away' and 'drawn' meaning 'pull'


Summary: withdrawn in Brief

The adjective 'withdrawn' [wɪðˈdrɔːn] describes someone who is shy and avoids talking to others. It can also mean no longer involved in an activity or organization, as in 'He has withdrawn his support for the project.' The phrase 'withdrawn from circulation' means no longer available for use or purchase.