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Synonyms of shy

Noun


1. shy, throw

usage: a quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"

Verb


1. shy, startle, jump, start

usage: start suddenly, as from fright

2. shy, throw

usage: throw quickly

Adjective


1. diffident (vs. confident), shy, timid, unsure

usage: lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"

2. shy(predicate), insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient

usage: short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen"

3. shy, wary (vs. unwary)

usage: wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"

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