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Meaning & Definition of Shy in English

English

Shy

/ʃaɪ/

noun

1. A quick throw

  • "He gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
    synonym:
  • shy

verb

1. Start suddenly, as from fright

    synonym:
  • shy

2. Throw quickly

    synonym:
  • shy

adjective

1. Lacking self-confidence

  • "Stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"
  • "Problems that call for bold not timid responses"
  • "A very unsure young man"
    synonym:
  • diffident
  • ,
  • shy
  • ,
  • timid
  • ,
  • unsure

2. Short

  • "Eleven is one shy of a dozen"
    synonym:
  • shy(p)

3. Wary and distrustful

  • Disposed to avoid persons or things
  • "Shy of strangers"
    synonym:
  • shy

Examples of using

I'm shy, but I take care of myself.
Don't be shy, talk to me.
Tom is extremely shy.