Translation of "shy" - English-Spanish dictionary

shy

adjective uk /ʃaɪ/

B1 not confident, especially about meeting new people

tímido
He was too shy to say anything to her.
shyly adverb /ʃaɪ·li/

tímidamente
She smiled shyly.
shyness noun [ no plural ] /ʃaɪ·nəs/

timidez, vergüenza

(Translation of “shy” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

shy

adjective /ʃai/ (comparative shyer, shier, superlative shyest, shiest)

lacking confidence in the presence of others, especially strangers; not wanting to attract attention

tímido, vergonzoso, reservado
She is too shy to go to parties.

drawing back from (an action, person etc)

avergonzado
She is shy of strangers.

(of a wild animal) easily frightened; timid

asustadizo, huraño
Deer are very shy animals.
shyly adverb

tímidamente, con timidez
She smiled shyly.
shyness noun

timidez
He has always struggled to overcome his shyness.

(Translation of “shy” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)