Definition of shy:
- A side throw; a throw; a fling.
- A sudden start aside, as by a horse.
- Cautious; wary; suspicious.
- Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird.
- Inadequately supplied; short; lacking; as, the team is shy two players.
- Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach.
- To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; - said especially of horses.
- To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper.
incertain, big, self-effacing, blench, timorous, faint-hearted, short, wary, cringe, wanting, quail, unconfident, retiring, under, backward, excess, deficient, approach, wince, restraint, shrink, faint, flinch, start, insufficient, unsure, timid, fainthearted, recoil, diffident, inadequate, scarce.
irresolute (part of speech: adjective)
- modest (part of speech: adjective)
- "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- "Lalage's Lovers 1911", George A. Birmingham.
- "Ralestone Luck", Andre Norton.