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shy1 British & World English

Nervous or timid in the company of other people

shy2 British & World English

Fling or throw (something) at a target

shy1 English Thesaurus

as a teenager I was painfully shy

shy2 English Thesaurus

they began shying stones at him

shy in bashful English Thesaurus

many men are bashful about discussing their feelings

shy in diffident English Thesaurus

underneath his diffident exterior there was a passionate temperament

shy in shy1 English Thesaurus

as a teenager I was painfully shy

shy in timid English Thesaurus

I was too timid to ask for what I wanted

gun-shy British & World English

(Especially of a hunting dog) alarmed at the firing of a gun

work-shy British & World English

(Of a person) lazy and disinclined to work

camera-shy British & World English

Reluctant to be photographed or filmed

coconut shy British & World English

A fairground sideshow where balls are thrown at coconuts in an attempt to knock them off stands

fight shy of British & World English

Be unwilling to undertake or become involved with

shy of/about in shy1 British & World English

Slow or reluctant to do (something)

shy of in shy1 British & World English

Less than; short of

shy from in shy1 British & World English

Avoid doing or becoming involved in (something) due to nervousness or a lack of confidence

have a shy at British & World English

Try to hit something, especially with a ball or stone

once bitten, twice shy British & World English

An unpleasant experience induces caution

fight shy of in fight British & World English

Be unwilling to undertake or become involved with

have a shy at in shy2 British & World English

Try to hit something, especially with a ball or stone

once bitten, twice shy in bite British & World English

An unpleasant experience induces caution

fight shy of in fight English Thesaurus

some people fight shy of taking out a personal loan

shy away from in shy1 English Thesaurus

don't shy away from saying what you think