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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Most fearful; Most timid

Usage examples (8)
  • 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
  • Even when Servilia gave him her widest, shiest smile, he did not unbend.
  • The materials are closer to Scotlands, mica and shiest, lifted from the ocean floor.
  • Instead, the shiest of all the FBI agents is actually a triple agent, contacted by the real good guys … for more
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