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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

I have to struggle to change people's perceptions of me. I grew very frustrated with the perception that I'm this shy, retiring, inhibited aristocratic creature when I'm absolutely not like that at all. I think I'm much more outgoing and exuberant than my image.
Helena Bonham Carter

Not a lot of people know me outside of athletics and believe it or not I am actually quite shy. The exhilaration of a win or tears after falling are the extremes. It takes me a while to get to know someone, but once I do I am very loyal to my old friends.
Sally Pearson

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
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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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