Shy synonyms and antonyms
Category: Part of speech:
Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed
Easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
The definition of introverted is someone who is shy, quiet and who is interested in their own thoughts.
Full of or subject to fear; timid
Showing or practicing caution; careful.
The definition of restrained is someone or something that is held back, reserved or subtle.
Protected from, cut off from, or impervious to outside influences
Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
Opposed in mind ( to do something); unwilling; disinclined
Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
The definition of meek is someone or something that does not have force or someone who is willing to give into others.
Of or relating to the nerves or nervous system:
Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
The definition of chary is a person who does not take chances or is not very giving.
Extremely modest or shy; bashful.
Existing, living, or going without others; alone:
The quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness.
Careful to consider all related circumstances before acting, judging, or deciding
Not sufficient; not enough; inadequate
Compelled; forced; obliged
Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening:
Seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation.
The definition of reticent is inclined to not speak or restrained or quiet in style.
Behind others in progress or development:
Designated as unavailable except for a certain purpose or user; kept in reserve: (Intransitive) To shrink; start back; give way; flinch; turn aside or fly off.
To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
To throw so as to break; smash
Feeling or showing doubt.
Not perfect; not thorough
The definition of skittish is jumpy or easy to frighten.
The definition of tremulous is quivering, timid or nervous.
Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring The property of being coy. Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition lawfully and physically sufficient.
The definition of confident is to be certain about something or feeling sure of yourself and your abilities.
Start is defined as to begin, set out to appear or to move suddenly.
Feeling or showing no remorse, shame, or embarrassment:
Located or situated on a lower level or beneath something else:
Not measuring up to standards or expectations:
To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful (Intransitive, now rare) To retreat before an opponent. [from 14th c.]
To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc. To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
Precarious; unstable; unreliable.
Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
Showing or expressing suspicion
To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
Not demonstrative; giving little outward expression of feeling; restrained; reserved
Not held back for a particular person:
The definition of scarce is a situation where there is too little of something or where something exists only in very small numbers.
Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner
Outward form or look; appearance:
An act of hurling; a throw, especially when considered in terms of distance:
A throw, fling, toss, etc.
The act of tossing something:
(Chess, Checkers, etc.) The act of moving, or a player's turn to move
The definition of pavid is afraid or timid.
Cut off from the public view; hidden, intimate, etc.
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
To discharge or fire (a gun, bow, charge of explosive, etc.)
(Intransitive, archaic) To throw; to wince; to flounce.
The definition of hurtle is to move very quickly, or to throw with great force.
To launch is defined as to set something in motion, to start something or to forcefully throw something.
To move by means of a sling; raise or lower in a sling:
To supply with fuel; tend the fire of
Filled up; brimming over:
To come near to in place, time, character, or value; to draw nearer to.
As much or as many as necessary, desirable, or tolerable; sufficient
Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous:
Characterized by interest in and behavior directed toward others or the environment rather than oneself; gregarious or outgoing. Synonym Study
, in current usage, suggests a decorously modest manner, often one that is affectedly so
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.
implies a lack of self-confidence that makes one reluctant to assert oneself
implies such shyness as is displayed in awkward behavior and embarrassed timidity
implies a shrinking from the notice of others and a reticence in approaching them
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