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Definition of 'shy'

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  1. a quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"


  1. start suddenly, as from fight
  2. throw quickly


  1. 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
  2. easily startled or frightened
  3. short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
  4. wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"

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