One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘as a teenager I was painfully shy’
bashful, diffident, timid, sheepish, reserved, reticent, introverted, retiring, self-effacing, shrinking, withdrawn, timorous, mousy, fearful, apprehensive, nervous, hesitant, reluctant, doubting, insecure, wary, suspicious, chary, unconfident, inhibited, constrained, repressed, self-conscious, embarrassed, coy, demure, abashed, modest, humble, meek
bold, brash, confident
1‘they began shying stones at him’
throw, toss, fling, hurl, cast, lob, launch, flip, pitch, dash, aim, direct, propel, bowl
informal chuck, heave, sling, buzz, whang, bung
North American informal peg
Australian informal hoy
NZ informal bish
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.