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Verb: shy  shI
  1. Start suddenly, as from fright
     
  2. Throw quickly
Noun: shy  shI
  1. A quick throw
    "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
Adjective: shy (shyer,shyest)  shI
  1. Lacking self-confidence
    "stood in the doorway shy and abashed";
    - diffident, timid, unsure
     
  2. Short
    "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
     
  3. Wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things
    "shy of strangers"

Derived forms: shied, shyer, shies, shying, shyest

See also: confidence, deficient, insufficient, wary

Type of: jump, start, startle, throw, wing

Encyclopedia: Shy, Low