Definition of 'shy'
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- a quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
- start suddenly, as from fight
- throw quickly
- lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
Synonyms: diffident timid unsure
- easily startled or frightened
- short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
- wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"