AskDefine | Define outgoing

Dictionary Definition

outgoing adj
1 going out or away or of the past; "an outgoing steamship"; "the outgoing president" [ant: incoming]
2 at ease in talking to others [syn: extroverted, forthcoming]
3 somewhat extroverted [syn: extrovertish]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Being comfortable in social settings and interactions, confident in dealing with people especially in meeting new people.
    Tom is very outgoing and enjoys meeting people; his brother, on the other hand, is painfully shy.
  2. Going out, on it's way out
    Is there any outgoing post?
  3. Being replaced in office (while still in office but after election has determined will be replaced).
    The outgoing politician wasn't too disappointed he'd lost the election; he was tired of political infighting.


Being comfortable in social settings and interactions
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