HyperDic: shy

English > 6 senses of the word shy:
NOUNactshya quick throw
VERBmotionshystart suddenly, as from fright
contactshythrow quickly
ADJECTIVEallshy, diffident, timid, unsurelacking self-confidence
allshyshort
allshywary and distrustful
shy > pronunciation
Soundsshay'
English > shy: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLacking self-confidence.
Synonymsdiffident, timid, unsure
Attribute ofconfidenceA feeling of trust (in someone or something)
OppositeconfidentHaving or marked by confidence or assurance
Spanishdifidente, inseguro, tímido, vergonzoso
Catalaninsegur, tímid, vergonyós
Nounsshynessa feeling of fear of embarrassment
Adverbsshylyin a shy or timid or bashful manner
English > shy: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningshort.
Example"eleven is one shy of a dozen"
Broaderinsufficient, deficientOf a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > shy: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningwary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things.
Example"shy of strangers"
Broaderwarymarked by keen caution and watchful prudence
Spanishdesconfiado, receloso, reservado, suspicaz, tímido
Catalandesconfiat, recelós, reservat, suspicaç
English > shy: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA quick throw.
Example"he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
BroaderthrowThe act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
Verbsshythrow quickly
English > shy: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningstart suddenly, as from fright.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broaderstartle, jump, startMove or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
Spanishespantarse, respingar
English > shy: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningThrow quickly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroaderthrowPropel through the air
Nounsshya quick throw

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