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Shy Adjective Synonyms
timorous, cautious, wary, chary, leery, guarded, afraid, fearful, frightened, anxious, worried, suspicious, distrustful, cowardly, craven, uncourageous
The local people are shy of anyone or anything unfamiliar.
Shy Verb Synonyms
missing, lacking, deficient in, short of
The shipment is shy a few dozen shoelaces we ordered.
diffident, coy, bashful, retiring, withdrawn, withdrawing, reserved, timid, meek, modest, sheepish, unconfident, self-conscious, introverted, nervous, apprehensive, timorous, verecund
Casey is quite shy and you have to draw him out gently.
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