1. [ noun ] the act of departing politely
Synonyms: leave leave-taking farewell

"he disliked long farewells" "he took his leave" "parting is such sweet sorrow"

Related terms: departure valediction leave leave separate
2. [ adjective ] delivered at the moment of parting as if in flight or retreat
Synonyms: parthian

"paused to deliver a parting shot at the door" "a Parthian volley of expletives from Uncle Billy"- Bret Harte

Related terms: last
Similar spelling:   Partin