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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The state of feeling timid or reluctant to be open with other people.

Usage examples (36)
  • shyness can keep acquaintances from getting to know the real you.
  • There's a certain shyness of subway riders that I'm reminded of when I look at this shot.
  • You give off a sense of shyness, that is reflected in the shots.
  • Something in the writing world that has helped my shyness is a on-line critque group. for more
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