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Synonyms for shy

Synonyms for shy

not forward but reticent or reserved in manner

not enough to meet a demand or requirement

to draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust

to send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm

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a quick throw

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start suddenly, as from fright

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throw quickly

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lacking self-confidence

wary and distrustful

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Although they moved slower than males, females could also be categorized as either bold runners or shy movers.
Thankful that she has overcome this big hurdle in most parts, and exited about her future, Jean Shy is more than ready to get into the Studio with her Shy Guys to record the new material that they've successfully performed in Germany earlier this year.
Done says the process has helped round off the edges of Shy and the Fight's sound.
Another facet of children's temperament that may appear to be shy is highly sensitive kids.
Thus, although shy children may desire social interaction, this social approach motivation is simultaneously inhibited by social fear and anxiety (Coplan, Prakash, O'Neil, & Armer, 2004).
Surprisingly, not a great deal of research has been carried out on shyness in classroom contexts, yet as teachers we have all seen (but perhaps not heard) the shy child trying to disappear into the background, face glowing scarlet, reluctant to speak in public or even in small group situations.
Haven'' opens with Orlando Bloom's Shy and Zoe Saldana's Andrea having some kind of illicit, yet definitely chaste makeout session in a picturesque Caribbean cove.
It sounds like Jeff is just a bit shy and embarrassed about nudity.
EXPENSIVE French purchase Don't Be Shy is set to make his British debut in Sunday's Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.
From Fred the Fix-It Bear to Amanda the Dancing Bear to Danny the Very Shy Bear and more, each teddy bear has its own distinct personality.
A scheme to help give shy and quiet children more confidence in the classroom has been hailed as a success in the North.
Schreiber is the author of Vampire Kisses, which also reveals the author's abilities as a comic--Comedy Girl tells how Trixie, a shy high school student, becomes a professional stand-up comic.
A new study shows young adults who are shy have differences in their brains that may have existed since they were babies.
But William protested that he was never shy - just naive about how to avoid being photographed.
I have to confess that as an Anglican priest called to provide liturgical leadership to this shared ministry, I have been somewhat shy in making changes in how we worship with our Lutheran texts; far more shy than I have been in shaping our use of the Anglican liturgy.