What is the meaning of shy?

noun

  • A quick throw.
    • usage: "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"

verb

  • Start suddenly, as from fright.
  • Throw quickly.

adjective

  • Lacking self-confidence.
    • usage: "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
  • Short.
    • usage: "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
  • Wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things.
    • usage: "shy of strangers"
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APAWordNet. (2010). shy. Retrieved May 26, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/shy/definitions/1183497
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