How To Spell shy?

Correct spelling: shy

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What is the definition of shy?

  1. start suddenly, as from fight

What does the abbreviation shy mean?

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This graph shows how "shy" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

What are the usage examples for shy?

  1. He is shy you know. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  2. It would be hard to think of a more desolate position for a proud, shy high- spirited lad with a strong strain of melancholy in his composition. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  3. He was a very young man and very shy and he was too busy to consider his own safety, or to take time, as the others did, to show that he was not considering it. – Notes of a War Correspondent by Richard Harding Davis
  4. I feel quite shy – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  5. Besides, he is sensitive and shy – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking
  6. Well, then, perhaps he was shy or awkward. – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus
  7. " I think so," I said, feeling rather shy That's right," he said. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  8. Shy child, Judge- very shy – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  9. We must be careful to keep out of sight though, as these folk turn shy and put on company manners as soon as they see a stranger. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  10. A shy suspicious, and subdued lot of creatures they had seemed to him. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor

What are the translations for shy?

Afrikaans word for Shy


Chinese words for Shy

害羞, 怯生生, 怯生, 脸薄, 愐, 羞涩, 腼腆的.

Dutch words for Shy

schuw, schuchter, eenkennig, terughoudend, bedeesd.

French words for Shy

timide, peureux, craintif, farouche, timides, gênée, gênés.

German words for Shy

verlegen, zaghaft, Scheu, befangen, schüchtern, genierlich, gehemmt, verschüchtert, kontaktscheu, zag, zage.

Japanese words for Shy

シャイ, 寡黙, 照れ性, てれしょう, 照れ屋, てれや.

Javanese word for Shy


Korean word for Shy

부끄럼 타는.

Malay word for Shy


Norwegian words for Shy

blyg, sky.

Portuguese words for Shy

frouxo, receoso, tímido, envergonhado, acanhado, retraído, envergonhada, envergonhadas, relutante, hesitante, constrangido, assustadiço, pusilânime, introvertido.

Romanian word for Shy


Spanish words for Shy

reservado, cauteloso, temeroso, tímido, desconfiado, inseguro, reticente, asustadizo, retraído, apocado, cohibido, timorato, esquivo, intimidado, medroso, recatado, pudoroso.

Tamil word for Shy


Turkish word for Shy