Synonyms of shy in English

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shy1


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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bashful, diffident, timid, sheepish, reserved, reticent, introverted, retiring, self-effacing, shrinking, withdrawn, timorous, mousy, fearful, apprehensive, nervous, hesitant, reluctant, doubting, insecure, wary, suspicious, chary, unconfident, inhibited, constrained,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


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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, yeet
North American informal peg
Australian informal hoy
New Zealand informal bish