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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a shy or timid or bashful manner.

Usage examples (41)
  • He smiled shyly
  • 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's friendly, kind of shyly sweet and really not very charismatic.
  • He blushed and greeted her as she passed shyly by. for more
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