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Shy meaning

shy - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. Inadequately supplied; short; lacking; as, the team is shy two players.
  2. 2. Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird.
  3. 3. Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach.
  4. 4. Cautious; wary; suspicious.
  5. 5. To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper.
  6. 6. A sudden start aside, as by a horse.
  7. 7. A side throw; a throw; a fling.
  8. 8. To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; - said especially of horses.
  9. 9. Timid; bashful; reserved.
  10. 10. To start aside, as a horse.

shy - examples of usage

  1. A girl could be shy, couldn't she, and still be pretty enough to attract and hold men?
  2. From her attitude, it was impossible to judge whether she was proud or shy.
  3. I shouldn't mind, if- He drew back, shy before the trouble of his soul.
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