The result was therefore foul-mouthed and bad-tempered in proportion to the force it took to get through my wall of shyness.
My shyness disappeared when I got up to speak, and I was elected a senator in student government.
How do you think that shyness played out during the 2008 season when he was accused of being a prima donna?
But those who worked with Charles in advertising say that his avoidance of contact was not shyness, but a deliberate campaign.
I used to think it was shyness, but I got over that, so it must be door No. 2.
She saw all this through the blur of her shyness, the conscious, anxious silence to which she was so much of the time condemned.
I mean to prove to you that my shyness is not the result of conceit.
His shyness, too, has stuck to him a little, but it does not seem to hinder him now as it once did.
Elkan smiled and concealed his shyness by clearing his throat.
His years of companionship with his mother had bred in him a sort of shyness, a diffidence.
late Old English sceoh "timid, easily startled," from Proto-Germanic *skeukh(w)az "afraid" (cf. Middle Low German schüwe, Dutch schuw, German scheu "shy;" Old High German sciuhen, German scheuchen "to scare away"). Uncertain cognates outside Germanic, unless in Old Church Slavonic shchuti "to hunt, incite." Italian schivare "to avoid," Old French eschiver "to shun" are Germanic loan-words. Meaning "lacking, short of" is from 1895, American English gambling slang. Related: Shyly; shyness.
"to throw (a missile) with a jerk or toss," 1787, colloquial, of unknown origin and uncertain connection to shy (adj.). Related: Shied; shying.
"to recoil," 1640s, from shy (adj.). Related: Shied; shying.