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Synonyms for shy
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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote
Easily frightened; timid.
a shy bird.
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
Cautious; wary; suspicious.
English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 3 votes
modest, reserved, retiring, unassuming, unobtrusive
impertinent, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.8 / 4 votes
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
a quick throw
"he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
diffident, shy, timid, unsureadjective
"stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
diffident, faint, shy(p), fainthearted, faint-hearted, timid, uncertain, unsure, incertain
"eleven is one shy of a dozen"
wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things
"shy of strangers"
shy(p), timid, diffident, unsure
start suddenly, as from fright
Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes
shy people are quiet and timid
that girl is quiet and timidSubmitted by gilliancreedon on December 20, 2022
Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote
coy, reserved, bashful, diffident, timid, sheepish, shame-faced, over-modest
sudden start (as of a horse)
fling, throw, jerk, cast, toss, hurl, FLIRT, chuck, pitch, sling
sheer, start aside
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote
PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes
List of paraphrases for "shy":
timid, bashful, self-conscious, coy, embarrassed, half-hearted, tentative
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How to use shy in a sentence?
Sara Blackwood really loved' My Little Pony,' sara Blackwood said Sara Blackwood identified the most with Shutterfly because Sara Blackwood was shy like Sara Blackwood.
He was a nice person, a sensitive person, a bit shy but somebody you can rely on. He was generous, someone who loved to laugh and joke, a cheeky little boy.
Yet this research indicates that governments continue to shy away from publishing the very data that can be used to enhance accountability and trust.
The economic situation in Russia is deteriorating, and that gives China an upper hand in the relationship, ties between Moscow and Beijing have been asymmetric before Russia was a needier partner, but now this is an asymmetry on steroids where China has the commanding position, and definitely will be not shy to use it going forward.
It was exactly my process, basically, I am an unsure, self-conscious, shy person. That is how I started — even when I was in college —before I would get on stage, I would start drinking. I would start drinking to stop shaking.
Translations for shy
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- مورط, خجول, خجلArabic
- vergonyósCatalan, Valencian
- plachý, hodit sebou, uskočit, mrštit sebou, opatrný, praštit sebou, odměřenýCzech
- kast, smide, kaste, genertDanish
- schüchtern, scheu, verlegenGerman
- tímido, lanzar, reservado, vergonzosoSpanish
- vajaa, heitto, ujo, nolo, arka, heittopaikka, kavahtaa, säikkyä, varovainen, heittääFinnish
- embarrassé, prudent, timide, apeuréFrench
- adombrarsi, timidoItalian
- 恥ずかしい, 弱気, 慎重, 引っ込み思案, 恥ずかしがり屋, 寡黙Japanese
- timidus, verecundus, pavidus, timidos agitabisLatin
- beschroomd, gooiplek, verlegen, klein, aangooi, timide, gooien, voorzichtig, terugspringen, weggooien, verstandig, werpen, bedeesd, worp, gereserveerd, schuchter, gooiplaats, schroomvalligDutch
- medroso, avergonhado, arremesso, assustado, envergonhado, lance, tímido, reservado, cuidadoso, lançamento, pávidoPortuguese
- робкий, нерешительный, смущённый, пугливый, застенчивый, стыдливый, растерянный, стеснительный, осторожныйRussian
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