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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

I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I've done everything I can to avoid it.
Johnny Depp

For a long time, I thought I was ugly and disfigured. This made me shy and timid, and I often reacted to insults that were not intended.
Alice Walker

For me, I used to be shy towards journalism because it wasn't poetry. And then I realized that the events that I covered in essays that became journalism were actually great because they inspired me, and they became my muse.
Alice Walker

I love almost everything about my work except conferences. I am too shy in front of an audience. But I love signings and having eye contact with a reader who already knows my soul.
Paulo Coelho

I've always had to conquer fear when I'm on stage. Basically, I was and still am a very shy person. It's absolutely in conflict with what I do. But once I deliver the first joke I'm okay. It's like I'm out there all by myself just delivering my lines to nobody in particular without ever trying to notice the audience in front of me.
Steven Wright
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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

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