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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

More timid; More bashful

Usage examples (23)
  • Adjective : I am a bit shy of that sort of person. ,shy of funds. ,still a few dollars shy of our goal; an inch shy of being six feet
  • He was really a fine shier, and his dribbling powers beyond dispute.
  • "Often, they can do as good work on quantitative projects as men, but they're shier about selling their abilities."
  • She was shier than her sister, spoke more quietly, and had a little cut on her cheek, which made her seem all the more ursine. for more
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