Definition of shy
Idioms about shy
Origin of shy1
synonym study for shy
OTHER WORDS FROM shyshy·er, nounshy·ly, adverbshy·ness, noun
Words nearby shy
Other definitions for shy (2 of 2)
- a gibe or sneer.
- a try.
Origin of shy2
OTHER WORDS FROM shyshyer, noun
How to use shy in a sentence
Just shy of a month from election day, with the earliest mail-in ballots beginning to be counted, Florida has done it again.A crashed voter registration website is Floridians’ latest obstacle to the right to vote|Sara Morrison|October 9, 2020|Vox
Stewart, who matter-of-factly declared that she wanted to win four championships in college, then did so, never shies away from acknowledging her own level of play.The Seattle Storm’s Dynamic Duo Is On The Brink Of Another Title|Howard Megdal|October 6, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Symbolically, I rang the bell two days shy of ringing in 2020 — entering a new year having successfully completed treatment.The Anatomy Of A Breast Cancer Survivor: ‘Early Detection Saved My Life’|Charli Penn|October 6, 2020|Essence.com
Some allies of Peters have sent warnings to Democratic leaders that if they do not shore up what should be an easy victory, they could fall shy of the majority.Republicans face major head winds in final stretch to maintain Senate majority|Rachael Bade, Paul Kane|October 5, 2020|Washington Post
He came up two assists shy of a triple-double and, at 9-of-16, was efficient shooting the ball.Jimmy Butler Outplayed LeBron James And Bought Miami Some Breathing Room|Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 5, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
His peers remember him as a bright man who spoke softly and occasionally came across as a bit shy.
Sabrine was the outgoing, sociable type, and had many friends, while Ziad was shy and a little more introverted.
When Tonie Tobias started at Delta in 1996 she was shy and closeted.
A Spaniard by birth, Victor Serna left home shy of his 14th birthday and entered the monastery to become a Marist brother.
Not ones to shy away from a fight, the Sailor Senshi defend their leader to the death.‘Sailor Moon’ Is an Oasis for Superheroes Who Can Save the Universe in Heels|Rich Goldstein|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Possibly, he would not shy at such monstrosities after twenty miles of a lathering ride.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He gave me some instructions, but I was too confused to understand them, and too shy to ask questions.
But Mrs. Charmington was already on the wane, and as he had no wish to be her hero now he rather fought shy of her.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
After this Aristide learned much of her simple history, which she, at first, had been too shy to reveal.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Rosemary, shy but happy, began giving out the toys, diving with both hands at once into the baskets which the fairy father held.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for shy (1 of 2)
Derived forms of shyshyly, adverbshyness, noun
Word Origin for shy
British Dictionary definitions for shy (2 of 2)
Derived forms of shyshyer, noun
Word Origin for shy
Other Idioms and Phrases with shy
In addition to the idiom beginning with shy
- shy away from
- bricks shy of a load
- fight shy of
- once bitten, twice shy