• pressive of such a state or nature a shy smile
  • bashful
  • easily frightened
  • lacking
  • to start back or aside, as in fear
  • timid (lacking courage or self-confidence) [adj SHIER, SHIEST, SHYER, SHYEST] / to move suddenly back or aside, as in fear [v SHIED, SHIES, SHYING]
  • to keep away from; avoid
  • easily frightened timid
  • bashful (shy) [adj SHIER, SHIEST, SHYER, SHYEST] / to move back suddenly in fear [v SHIED, SHYING, SHIES]