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Definition of Shy

Shy

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

Shy Quotations

Don't try to be what you're not. If you're nervous, be nervous. If you're shy, be shy. It's cute.
Adriana Lima

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
William Wordsworth

Well, a lot of people don't know this about me, but I'm actually shy around people I don't know. I would just say with my first concert, my first tour, I didn't really talk onstage. I was like, 'Thank you, I love you guys,' or whatever. But now I've just kind of learned to work a crowd.
Avril Lavigne

We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.
Brad Meltzer

There is an element of seduction in shoes that doesn't exist for men. A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes.
Christian Louboutin
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Shy Translations

shy in Danish is sky
shy in Dutch is bedeesd, blo, bevangen, timide
shy in French is ombrageux
shy in Italian is timido, timido
shy in Swedish is kasta, skygga, skygg, blyg