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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

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

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

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

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
Tennessee Williams

I'm very shy, and I shy away from people. But the moment I hit the stage, it's a different feeling I get nerve from somewhere; maybe it's because it's something I love to do.
Ella Fitzgerald
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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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