Definition Of shy

adjective

(especially of a horse) start suddenly aside in fright at an object, noise, or movement.

His horse shied to the right, making room on the path for the newcomer.

(of a plant) not bearing flowers or fruit well or prolifically.

A new work by Alan Bennett is like a shy plant that only flowers every now and then, but when it does gives enormous pleasure.

a sudden startled movement, especially of a frightened horse.

an act of flinging or throwing something at a target.

Non-striker Gordon Webster, running to the danger end, would have been well short of safety had the shy at the stumps been on target.

being reserved or having or showing nervousness or timidity in the company of other people.

I was pretty shy at school


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Example Of shy

  • A new work by Alan Bennett is like a shy plant that only flowers every now and then, but when it does gives enormous pleasure.

  • A third explanation for our finding is that shy children may be more sensitive to the symptoms of illness or more likely to reflect on their internal states.

  • And he grinned that shy little grin that I was learning to love.

  • At first the animals were quite shy , but they have settled in well.

  • Build a brush pile near your feeder to make sparrows, towhees, and other shy birds feel more at home, but be sure it won't harbor roaming cats.


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