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shy

adjective (a)

  • lacking self-confidence (adj.all)
    Synonym: diffident, timid, unsure
    Antonym: confident
    source: wordnet30
  • Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird. (adjective)
    source: webster1913
  • Inadequately supplied; short; lacking; as, the team is shy two players. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a quick throw (noun.act)
    Example:
    He gave the ball a shy to the first baseman.
    source: wordnet30
  • A sudden start aside, as by a horse. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • short (adj.all)
    Example:
    Eleven is one shy of a dozen.
    source: wordnet30
  • wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things (adj.all)
    Example:
    Shy of strangers.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • start suddenly, as from fright (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • throw quickly (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; -- said especially of horses. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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