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shy
n. a quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
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shy
v. throw quickly
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shy
adj. wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"
shy
adj. easily startled or frightened
unsure, timid, shy, diffident
adj. lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
shy
adj. short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
shy
adj. indebted to the pot
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decline, refuse
v. show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
hedge
v. minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
quail, recoil, wince, shrink, cringe, funk, squinch, flinch
v. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
jib, baulk, balk, resist
v. refuse to comply
afraid
adj. filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
self-effacing, retiring, reticent
adj. reluctant to draw attention to yourself
blate, bashful
adj. disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
cautious
adj. showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"
reserved
adj. marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West
upstage, distant, aloof
adj. remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
diffident
adj. showing modest reserve; "she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture"
withdrawn, indrawn
adj. tending to reserve or introspection; "a quiet indrawn man"
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cautious
adj. "a wary glance at the black clouds"
upon one's guard, on one's guard, on your guard, on guard
adj. vigilant; "on guard against con artists"; "must remain on your guard in such a situation"
bashful
adj. self-consciously timid; "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound
coy
adj. modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"
trepid, timorous, fearful
adj. timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
intimidated
adj. made timid or fearful as by threats
mousey, mousy
adj. quiet and timid and ineffectual
groping
adj. acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence; "a groping effort to understand"
unsure
adj. lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
low, depleted
adj. no longer sufficient; "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted"
scant, short, light
adj. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
lean
adj. containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"
skimpy, lean
adj. containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"
scarce
adj. not enough; hard to find; "meat was scarce during the war"
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forward
adj. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"
bold
adj. fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
confident
adj. having or marked by confidence or assurance; "a confident speaker"; "a confident reply"; "his manner is more confident these days"; "confident of fulfillment"
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Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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  • Adjectives
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  • Synonyms
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