Associations to the word «Shy»


SHY, adjective. Easily frightened; timid.
SHY, adjective. Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
SHY, adjective. Cautious; wary; suspicious.
SHY, adjective. (informal) Short, insufficient or less than.
SHY, adjective. Embarrassed.
SHY, verb. (intransitive) To avoid due to timidness or caution.
SHY, verb. (intransitive) To jump back in fear.
SHY, verb. (transitive) to throw sideways with a jerk; to fling
SHY, noun. An act of throwing.
SHY, noun. A place for throwing.
SHY, noun. A sudden start aside, as by a horse.
SHY, noun. In the Eton College wall game, a point scored by lifting the ball against the wall in the calx.
SHY AWAY, verb. To draw back in fear, cringe, back down
SHY AWAY FROM, verb. To avoid, evade
SHY BLADDER, noun. (idiomatic) An inability to urinate in the presence of others
SHY BLADDERS, noun. Plural of shy bladder

Dictionary definition

SHY, noun. A quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman".
SHY, verb. Start suddenly, as from fright.
SHY, verb. Throw quickly.
SHY, adjective. Lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man".
SHY, adjective. Short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen".
SHY, adjective. Wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche