Synonyms of shy in English:

shy

adjective

  • 1 I was painfully shy
    [Antonyms] confident
  • Phrases

    shy away from

    she shied away from success
    flinch at, demur at, recoil at, hang back from, have scruples about, have misgivings about, have qualms about, be chary of, be diffident toward, be bashful about, fight shy of, balk at

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    Word of the day demoralize
    Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
    verb
    cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope