Part of speech:
Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed
Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
The definition of restrained is someone or something that is held back, reserved or subtle.
Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
Full of or subject to fear; timid
Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
Protected from, cut off from, or impervious to outside influences
Easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
Not sufficient; not enough; inadequate
Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
Behind others in progress or development:
Showing or practicing caution; careful.
The definition of chary is a person who does not take chances or is not very giving.
Careful to consider all related circumstances before acting, judging, or deciding
Compelled; forced; obliged
Feeling or showing doubt.
Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening:
Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
Not perfect; not thorough
The definition of introverted is someone who is shy, quiet and who is interested in their own thoughts.
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:
The definition of pavid is afraid or timid.
Seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation.
Opposed in mind (to do something); unwilling; disinclined
Designated as unavailable except for a certain purpose or user; kept in reserve:
The definition of reticent is inclined to not speak or restrained or quiet in style.
Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
Extremely modest or shy; bashful.
Meek or stupid.
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
The definition of skittish is jumpy or easy to frighten.
Existing, living, or going without others; alone:
Showing or expressing suspicion
The definition of tremulous is quivering, timid or nervous.
Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
Not demonstrative; giving little outward expression of feeling; restrained; reserved
The quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness.
(Archaic) To delay.
To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
quiet and self-conscious
Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
Cut off from the public view; hidden, intimate, etc.
As much or as many as necessary, desirable, or tolerable; sufficient
Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous:
The definition of confident is to be certain about something or feeling sure of yourself and your abilities.
Characterized by interest in and behavior directed toward others or the environment rather than oneself; gregarious or outgoing.
Feeling or showing no remorse, shame, or embarrassment:
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.
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
To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
Start is defined as to begin, set out to appear or to move suddenly.
To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
To throw with force; hurl:
To throw so as to break; smash
(Intransitive, archaic) To throw; to wince; to flounce.
(Nautical) To move in a certain direction or to a specified position:
To cast down; overthrow
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 discharge or fire (a gun, bow, charge of explosive, etc.)
To move by means of a sling; raise or lower in a sling:
To move (a lever or switch) in order to activate, deactivate, or control a device.
To move or go impatiently, angrily, or disdainfully, as with a toss of the head
To supply with fuel; tend the fire of
Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner
Filled up; brimming over:
To come near to in place, time, character, or value; to draw nearer to.
To try; endeavor:
To change posture or position; stir:
Precarious; unstable; unreliable.
- 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
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