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Another word for shy

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Adjective
  1. Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner

    See also:

    restraint

  2. Not enough to meet a demand or requirement

Verb
  1. To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust

  2. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm

    See also:

    move

Noun
  1. An act of throwing

    See also:

    move

Another word for shy

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Synonym Study

  • Demure , in current usage, suggests a decorously modest manner, often one that is affectedly so
  • Modest implies a reserved, unassuming manner in one who, because of ability, achievements, etc. might be expected to assert himself or herself strongly and often suggests moderation in behavior, speech, dress, etc.
  • Diffident implies a lack of self-confidence that makes one reluctant to assert oneself
  • Bashful implies such shyness as is displayed in awkward behavior and embarrassed timidity
  • Shy implies a shrinking from the notice of others and a reticence in approaching them