a quick throw
"he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
diffident, shy, timid, unsure(adj)
"stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
"eleven is one shy of a dozen"
wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things
"shy of strangers"
start suddenly, as from fright
act of throwing
place for throwing
To avoid due to timidness or caution.
I shy away from investment opportunities I don't understand.
To jump back in fear.
The horse shied away from the rider, which startled him so much he shied away from the horse.
to throw a ball or other missile at a target
Easily frightened; timid.
a shy bird.
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
He is very shy with strangers.
Cautious; wary; suspicious.
Short, insufficient or less than.
Origin: From shy, from sceoh, from skiuhwaz. Cognate with schuw, scheu, sky.
easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird
reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach
cautious; wary; suspicious
to start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; -- said especially of horses
to throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper
a sudden start aside, as by a horse
a side throw; a throw; a fling
Origin: [OE. schey, skey, sceouh, AS. sceh; akin to Dan. sky, Sw. skygg, D. schuw, MHG. schiech, G. scheu, OHG. sciuhen to be or make timid. Cf. Eschew.]
Shy are a British metal band formed in 1980 under the name "Trojan", hailing from Birmingham, England.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shī, adj. timid: reserved: cautious: suspicious: elusive, hard to find.—v.i. to start aside, as a horse from fear.—v.t. to avoid:—pa.t. and pa.p. shīed.—n. a sudden swerving aside.—advs. Shy′ly, Shi′ly.—ns. Shy′ness, Shī′ness (obs.); Shy′ster, a tricky lawyer.—Fight shy of (see Fight); Look shy at, or on, to regard with distrust. [A.S. sceóh; Ger. scheu, Dan. sky.]
shī, v.t. to fling, throw, toss.—v.i. to jerk.—n. a throw, a fling: a gibe, sneer: a trial.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'shy' in Adjectives Frequency: #976
The numerical value of shy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of shy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.
I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over the phone to people I don't know.
Last night's homer was Willie Stargell's 399th career home run, leaving him one shy of 500.
People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt.
Yet this research indicates that governments continue to shy away from publishing the very data that can be used to enhance accountability and trust.
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Translations for shy
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- مورط, خجول, خجلArabic
- vergonyósCatalan, Valencian
- plachý, hodit sebou, uskočit, mrštit sebou, opatrný, praštit sebou, odměřenýCzech
- kast, smide, kasteDanish
- schüchtern, scheu, verlegenGerman
- tímido, lanzar, reservado, vergonzosoSpanish
- vajaa, heitto, ujo, nolo, arka, heittopaikka, kavahtaa, säikkyä, varovainen, heittääFinnish
- embarrassé, prudent, timide, apeuréFrench
- adombrarsi, timidoItalian
- 恥ずかしい, 弱気, 慎重, 引っ込み思案, 恥ずかしがり屋, 寡黙Japanese
- timidus, verecundus, pavidus, timidos agitabisLatin
- beschroomd, gooiplek, verlegen, klein, aangooi, timide, gooien, voorzichtig, terugspringen, weggooien, verstandig, werpen, bedeesd, worp, gereserveerd, schuchter, gooiplaats, schroomvalligDutch
- medroso, avergonhado, arremesso, assustado, envergonhado, lance, tímido, reservado, cuidadoso, lançamento, pávidoPortuguese
- робкий, нерешительный, смущённый, пугливый, застенчивый, стыдливый, растерянный, стеснительный, осторожныйRussian
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