Word:

Shy

Pronunciation: shī
a.1.Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird.
The horses of the army . . . were no longer shy, but would come up to my very feet without starting.
- Swift.
2.Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach.
What makes you so shy, my good friend? There's nobody loves you better than I.
- Arbuthnot.
The embarrassed look of shy distress
And maidenly shamefacedness.
- Wordsworth.
3.Cautious; wary; suspicious.
I am very shy of using corrosive liquors in the preparation of medicines.
- Boyle.
Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhat shy of thier successors.
- Sir H. Wotton.
4.Inadequately supplied; short; lacking; as, the team is shy two players.
5.(Poker) owing money to the pot; - in cases where an opponent's bet has exceeded a player's available stake or chips, but the player chooses to continue playing the hand before adding the required bet to the pot.
To fight shy
See under Fight, v. i.
v. i.1.To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; - said especially of horses.
[imp. & p. p. Shied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shying.]
v. t.1.To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper.
n.1.A sudden start aside, as by a horse.
2.A side throw; a throw; a fling.
If Lord Brougham gets a stone in his hand, he must, it seems, have a shy at somebody.
- Punch.
Noun1.shy - a quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
Verb1.shy - start suddenly, as from fight
2.shy - throw quickly
Adj.1.shy - lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
Synonyms: diffident, timid, unsure
2.shy - easily startled or frightened
3.shy - short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
4.shy - wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"
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