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Definition of 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

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

My husband and I have known each other since kindergarten. I had a crush on him in school, but we never dated. Then we saw each other again after high school, and there was something instantly familiar about him. I'm a very shy person and was very closed off. But he allowed me to be myself. And there's a safety in that.
Alison Sweeney

I used to be very shy. When I first started, I had to go to a casting, and I had to go in a bikini. I thought I was too skinny. But I went in and got the job! And that's how I started.
Adriana Lima

I'm not shy about heated debate or passionate discourse, but when people get crazy or rude, that's a buzz kill. There's got to be a better code of conduct, some basic etiquette.
Mos Def
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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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