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shy

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