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shy /ʃaɪ/ adjective (comparative shyer, superlative shyest)

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- timid, bashful, coy, diffident, retiring, self-conscious, self-effacing, shrinking
- cautious, chary, distrustful, hesitant, suspicious, wary
- sometimes with off
away: recoil, balk, draw back, flinch, start
throw, cast, fling, hurl, pitch, sling, toss
Antonyms: bold, obtrusive
Contrasted words: brash, forward, aggressive, audacious, intrusive, obtruding, pushing, pushy, blunt, crass, excess, over, surplus
Related Words: backhanded, hesitant, reluctant, conscious, self-conscious, self-distrustful, shamefaced, sheepish, introversive, introvert, introverted, inturned, circumspect, reserved, cautious, chary, suspicious, wary, apprehensive, fearful, nervous, skittish, timorous, blench, quail, recoil, shrink
English Thesaurus: confident, self-confident/self-assured, supremely self-confident, self-possessed, assertive, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. shy1 /ʃaɪ/ adjective (comparative shyer, superlative shyest)
[Word Family: verb: shy; noun: shyness; adverb: shyly; adjective: shy]
[Language: Old English; Origin: sceoh]

1. nervous and embarrassed about meeting and speaking to other people, especially people you do not know:
He was a quiet shy man.
shy with
She was very shy with strangers.
a shy smile
As a teenager, I was painfully shy (=extremely shy).
shy to do something
He was too shy to come and sit by me in class.
go all shy British English (=to suddenly become very shy)
Oh, have you gone all shy, Jenny?

2. somebody is not shy about (doing) something used to emphasize that someone is very willing to do something or get involved with something:
John has strong opinions and he’s not shy about sharing them.

3. unwilling to do something or get involved in something
be shy about/of (doing) something
Employees are urged not to be shy about reporting incidents of sexual harassment.

4. be shy (of something) especially American English to have less than a particular amount of something:
The Democrats are three votes shy of a majority.
Jessica died Monday. She was one week shy of her 13th birthday.

5. used to say that someone does not like something and therefore tries to avoid it:
Although publicity-shy, he recently agreed to be, work-shy

6. shy animals get frightened easily and are unwilling to come near people Synonym : timid:
Deer are shy creatures.
—shyly adverb:
He grinned shyly.
—shyness noun [uncountable]:
I overcame my shyness.
fight shy of (doing) something at fight1(22), ⇒ once bitten, twice shy at bite1(14)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. shy2 verb (past tense and past participle shied, present participle shying, third person singular shies) [intransitive]
[Word Family: verb: shy; noun: shyness; adverb: shyly; adjective: shy]
if a horse shies, it makes a sudden movement away from something because it is frightened:
The horse shied, throwing Darrel from his saddle.
shy away from something phrasal verb
to avoid doing or dealing with something because you are not confident enough or you are worried or nervous about it:
They criticized the leadership, but shied away from a direct challenge.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

III. shy3
coconut shy

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

VERBS be, feel, look, seem, sound Please don't be shy?I won't eat you!
become, get, go, grow
ADV. desperately, excessively, extremely, painfully, terribly, very As a teenager I was painfully shy.
all She went all shy and hid behind her mother.
almost | a bit, fairly, a little, quite, rather, slightly, somewhat | naturally He is a naturally shy, retiring man.
PREP. of I was a bit shy of them at first.
with You don't have to be shy with me, you know.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

ADV. violently
PREP. at Her horse shied violently at a gorse bush.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

See: once bitten , twice shy and burnt child dreads the fire

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

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