Synonyms for shyʃaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shy(adj)

    a quick throw

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, unwary

  2. diffident, shy, timid, unsure(adj)

    lacking self-confidence

    Synonyms:
    diffident, faint, shy(p), fainthearted, faint-hearted, timid, uncertain, shy, unsure, incertain

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, unwary

  3. shy(p)(adj)

    short

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, unwary

  4. shy(verb)

    wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things

    Synonyms:
    shy(p), timid, diffident, unsure

    Antonyms:
    unwary, sufficient

  5. shy(verb)

    start suddenly, as from fright

    Antonyms:
    unwary, sufficient

  6. shy(verb)

    throw quickly

    Antonyms:
    unwary, sufficient

Wiktionary

  1. shy(noun)

    Antonyms:
    brazen, bold, audacious

  2. shy(noun)

    Easily frightened; timid.

    Antonyms:
    bold, audacious, brazen

  3. shy(verb)

    Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.

    Antonyms:
    brazen, audacious, bold

  4. shy(adjective)

    Cautious; wary; suspicious.

    Antonyms:
    brazen, audacious, bold

  5. shy(adjective)

    Short, insufficient or less than.

    Antonyms:
    audacious, bold, brazen

  6. shy(adjective)

    Embarrassed.

    Antonyms:
    brazen, bold, audacious

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. shy

    Synonyms:
    modest, reserved, retiring, unassuming, unobtrusive

    Antonyms:
    impertinent, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious

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