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    shy

    shy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shy

    Definition
    (noun) a quick throw
    Example Sentence
    • he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman
    Definition
    (verb) start suddenly, as from fright Definition
    (verb) throw quickly Definition
    (adj) lacking self-confidence
    Synonyms : diffident , timid , unsure
    Example Sentence
    • stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
    • problems that call for bold not timid responses
    • a very unsure young man
    Definition
    (adj) short
    Example Sentence
    • eleven is one shy of a dozen
    Definition
    (adj) wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things
    Example Sentence
    • shy of strangers
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