Definitions

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

  • n. An extroverted person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. outgoing; sociable; concerned with outer affairs
  • n. One who is outgoing; sociable or concerned with outer affairs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person who is extroverted; a person who is marked by an interest in others or concerned primarily with external reality. Contrasted with introvert.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn from within outward. See the extract.

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

  • adj. being concerned with the social and physical environment
  • n. (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings

Etymologies

Alteration (influenced by introvert) of extravert : extra- + Latin vertere, vers-, to turn.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Because that’s what being extrovert is mostly about: loud borish triviality that makes some people laugh.

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  • She mentions that the results say she is an extrovert, which is not something she agrees with.

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  • In the realm of humour the extrovert is a success; what amuses him amuses the crowds.

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  • The extrovert is the typical active; always leaning out of the window and setting up contacts with the outside world.

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  • Among his fellow generals, Dempsey is well respected and known as an extrovert, prone to grabbing the microphone and belting out Frank Sinatra standards at formal Army social events.

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  • I have to go pick up the little guy in 5 minutes, then it's dinner and class ... but usually I come home late with increased energy (can you say, "extrovert") so I might still be inspired to tap out a thousand words or so tonight after getting home at 9: 30 pm.

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  • Only when the people looking for introversion start asking questions like, 'Do you like going to parties?', or when the 'extrovert' group ask to what extent X enjoys sitting at home reading, can they really start drawing a fair conclusion regarding his personality.

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  • According to a survey of 1,200 customers in Asda, blondes are 'extrovert' and 'more sexy'.

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  • He gave birth to the terms "extrovert" and "introvert," made psychotherapy more palatable to the masses and turned people on to dream interpretation.

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  • His terms "extrovert" and "introvert," which he used to describe personality types, entered the lexicon.

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