Definitions for shyʃaɪ

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  1. shy(adj)

    a quick throw

    "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"

  2. diffident, shy, timid, unsure(adj)

    lacking self-confidence

    "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"

  3. shy(p)(adj)

    short

    "eleven is one shy of a dozen"

  4. shy(verb)

    wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things

    "shy of strangers"

  5. shy(verb)

    start suddenly, as from fright

  6. shy(verb)

    throw quickly

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. shy(Noun)

    act of throwing

  2. shy(Noun)

    place for throwing

    coconut shy

  3. shy(Verb)

    To avoid due to timidness or caution.

    I shy away from investment opportunities I don't understand.

  4. shy(Verb)

    To jump back in fear.

    The horse shied away from the rider, which startled him so much he shied away from the horse.

  5. shy(Verb)

    to throw a ball or other missile at a target

  6. shy(Adjective)

    Easily frightened; timid.

    a shy bird.

  7. shy(Adjective)

    Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.

    He is very shy with strangers.

  8. shy(Adjective)

    Cautious; wary; suspicious.

  9. shy(Adjective)

    Short, insufficient or less than.

  10. shy(Adjective)

    Embarrassed.

  11. Origin: From shy, from sceoh, from skiuhwaz. Cognate with schuw, scheu, sky.

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  1. Shy

    easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird

  2. Shy

    reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach

  3. Shy

    cautious; wary; suspicious

  4. Shy(adj)

    to start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; -- said especially of horses

  5. Shy(verb)

    to throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper

  6. Shy(noun)

    a sudden start aside, as by a horse

  7. Shy(noun)

    a side throw; a throw; a fling

  8. 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.]

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  1. Shy

    Shy are a British metal band formed in 1980 under the name "Trojan", hailing from Birmingham, England.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shy' in Adjectives Frequency: #976


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
  • ντροπαλόςGreek
  • tímido, lanzar, reservado, vergonzosoSpanish
  • vajaa, heitto, ujo, nolo, arka, heittopaikka, kavahtaa, säikkyä, varovainen, heittääFinnish
  • embarrassé, prudent, timide, apeuréFrench
  • faitaghManx
  • félénkHungarian
  • feiminnIcelandic
  • 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, pavidusLatin
  • beschroomd, gooiplek, verlegen, klein, aangooi, timide, gooien, voorzichtig, terugspringen, weggooien, verstandig, werpen, bedeesd, worp, gereserveerd, schuchter, gooiplaats, schroomvalligDutch
  • sjenertNorwegian
  • nieśmiałyPolish
  • medroso, avergonhado, arremesso, assustado, envergonhado, lance, tímido, reservado, cuidadoso, lançamento, pávidoPortuguese
  • робкий, нерешительный, смущённый, пугливый, застенчивый, стыдливый, растерянный, стеснительный, осторожныйRussian
  • utangaçTurkish
  • 害羞Chinese

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