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Dictionary definition for: Shy

1. (n) a quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"

2. (v) start suddenly, as from fight

3. (s) lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed" "problems that call for bold not timid responses" "a very unsure young man"

4. (v) throw quickly

5. (s) easily startled or frightened

6. (s) wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"

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