Synonyms of shy in English

: shy1shy2

shy1


See definition of shy

adjective

1‘as a teenager I was painfully shy’

SYNONYMS

bashful, diffident, timid, sheepish, reserved, reticent, introverted, retiring, self-effacing, shrinking, withdrawn, timorous, mousy, fearful, apprehensive, nervous, hesitant, reluctant, doubting, insecure, wary, suspicious, chary, unconfident, inhibited, constrained,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

ANTONYMS

bold, brash, confident


Synonyms of shy in English

: shy1shy2

shy2


See definition of shy

verb

1‘they began shying stones at him’

SYNONYMS

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