Synonyms for shy


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


1. shy, startle, jump, start
usage: start suddenly, as from fright
2. shy, throw
usage: throw quickly


1. diffident (vs. confident), shy, timid, unsure
usage: lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
2. shy(predicate), insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient
usage: short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
3. shy, wary (vs. unwary)
usage: wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"
WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

See also: shy (Dictionary)


Related Content

Synonyms Index