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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

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

have a shy at British & World English

Try to hit something, especially with a ball or stone

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

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

shy from in shy1 British & World English

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

once bitten, twice shy in bite British & World English

An unpleasant experience induces caution

shy1 English Thesaurus

as a teenager I was painfully shy

shy2 English Thesaurus

they began shying stones at him

shy English-Spanish

tímido, vergonzoso

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 English-Spanish

que se asusta con el ruido de las escopetas

shy away English-Spanish

he tends to shy away from emotional involvement

work-shy English-Spanish

haragán, vago colloquial/familiar, flojo colloquial/familiar

camera-shy English-Spanish

he's camera-shy

shy away English-Spanish

he tends to shy away from emotional involvement

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

he's camera-shy in camera-shy English-Spanish

se cohíbe frente a una cámara

don't be shy in shy English-Spanish

no seas tímido, que no te dé vergüenza

she's painfully shy in painfully English-Spanish

es tan tímida que da pena

once bitten, twice shy in bite English-Spanish

el gato escaldado del agua fría huye

she's disconcertingly clever/shy in disconcertingly English-Spanish

su inteligencia/timidez desconcierta

he's a teeny bit shy in teeny English-Spanish

es un poquitín tímido

he's shy about undressing in shy English-Spanish

le da vergüenza desnudarse

he's very shy with women in shy English-Spanish

es muy tímido con las mujeres


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