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shy

adjective [-er/-est only]  /ʃɑɪ/ ( comparative shyer, superlative shyest) us  
uncomfortable with other people and unwilling to talk to them: He was too shy to ask her to dance with him.
shyly
adverb  /ˈʃɑɪ·li/ us  
She smiled shyly.
shyness
noun [U]  /ˈʃɑɪ·nəs/ us  
They have no shyness about telling you what they think.

shy

verb [I]  /ʃɑɪ/ us  
(of a horse) to move back suddenly, esp. from fear or surprise.
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