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Synonyms for shy

Noun

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

Verb

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

Adjective

1. diffident, shy, timid, unsure, unconfident (vs. confident)
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, timid (vs. bold)
usage: easily startled or frightened
3. shy(predicate), insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient
usage: short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
4. shy, wary (vs. unwary)
usage: wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"
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