Synonyms of shy in English

: shy1shy2

shy1


See definition of shy

adjective

1‘as a teenager I was painfully shy’

SYNONYMS
bashful, diffident, timid, sheepish, reserved, reticent, introverted, retiring, self-effacing, shrinking, withdrawn, timorous, mousy, fearful, apprehensive, nervous, hesitant, reluctant, doubting, insecure, wary, suspicious, chary, unconfident, inhibited, constrained, repressed, self-conscious, embarrassed, coy, demure, abashed, modest, humble, meek
ANTONYMS

bold, brash, confident


Synonyms of shy in English

: shy1shy2

shy2


See definition of shy

verb

1‘they began shying stones at him’

SYNONYMS
throw, toss, fling, hurl, cast, lob, launch, flip, pitch, dash, aim, direct, propel, bowl
informal chuck, heave, sling, buzz, whang, bung
North American informal peg
Australian informal hoy
New Zealand informal bish