Definition of Shy

  • (superl.) Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird.
  • (superl.) Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach.
  • (superl.) Cautious; wary; suspicious.
  • (a.) To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; -- said especially of horses.
  • (v. t.) To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper.
  • (n.) A sudden start aside, as by a horse.
  • (n.) A side throw; a throw; a fling.

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