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

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

See also: confidence, deficient, insufficient, wary

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

Encyclopedia: Shy, Low