Definition of sh
1. shy [ a ] lacking self-confidence
Examples: "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed" "problems that call for bold not timid responses" "a very unsure young man"
(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
To be passive , to be girlishly shy was palpably absurd .Synonyms shy diffident unsure timid Related Terms unconfident
2. shy [ a ] easily startled or frightenedUsed in print:
(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
Again among those jubilantly reunited bunkmates , I was shy with Jessie and acted as I had during those early Saturday mornings when we all seemed to be playing_for_effect , to be detached and unconcerned with the girls who were properly our dates but about whom , later , in the privacy of our bunks , we would think in_terms_of the most elaborate romance .Synonyms shy Related Terms timid
3. shy [ v ] start suddenly, as from fightUsed in print:
(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
The horse shied at the dreadful thing and flared its nostrils .Synonyms shy Related Terms startle
4. Shy [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13408Synonyms Shy
5. shy [ a ] (informal) short
Examples: "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
6. shy [ v ] throw quicklySynonyms shy Related Terms throw
7. shy [ a ] wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things
Examples: "shy of strangers"
8. shy [ n ] a quick throw
Examples: "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
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