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Synonyms for shy

shy (v.)

start suddenly, as from fright

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shy away from (v.)

avoid having to deal with some unpleasant task

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shy (n.)

a quick throw

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shy (v.)

throw quickly

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shy (s.)

wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things

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shy (s.)

short

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shy person (n.)

someone who shrinks from familiarity with others

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diffident (a.)

lacking self-confidence

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faineant (s.)

disinclined to work or exertion

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