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  • EN [ ʃaɪ]
  • US [ ʃaɪ]

English definition


  • 1. a quick throw;

    • "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"


  • 1. start suddenly, as from fight

  • 2. throw quickly


  • 1. lacking self-confidence;

    • "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"
    • "problems that call for bold not timid responses"
    • "a very unsure young man"
  • 2. easily startled or frightened

  • 3. short;

    • "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
  • 4. wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things;

    • "shy of strangers"

Example sentences

  • The little girl blazed shy.

  • She is shy of speaking in public.

  • She is too shy to go to parties.

  • Is she aloof and arrogant or just shy?

  • The little girl is as timid as a hare, shy in the presence of strangers.

  • My abiding memory of our first meeting is of a girl too shy to talk.

  • The boy is shy of strangers.

  • At first he was a little shy in class, but now he acts more natural.

  • Mary was shy at her introduction to the company.

  • Mary is a shy girl.

  • The dormouse is a shy, nocturnal creature.

  • a shy, inoffensive young man

  • She was a shy, delicately pretty girl with enormous blue eyes.

  • Alan doesn't shy away from controversy.

  • I was something of a wallflower; I was terribly shy.

  • He's quiet and a bit on the shy side.

  • He was a shy, sometimes unhappy man.

  • Her normally shy son had come out of his shell.

  • You should not be shy of having your say in the running of the school.

  • I feel awkward and shy in company.

  • He is painfully shy of women.

  • She was a shy, ugly duckling of a child.

  • It is no use fighting shy of publicity and then complaining when sponsors pass us by.

  • Painfully shy, he finally summoned up courage to ask her to a game.

  • She played the role of a meek, innocent, shy girl. I don't know who she was trying to kid.

  • Inarticulate and rather shy, he had always dreaded speaking in public.

  • I'm still that shy, retiring little girl who was afraid to ask for sweets in the shop.

Phrase collocation

  • have a shy at

    try to hit something, especially with a ball or stone



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