Meaning of “shy” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ʃaɪ/ shyer, shyest
Extra Examples
He was a shy, quiet man.He's shy and finds it difficult to make friends.Being shy puts him at a disadvantage.The slightest movement will disturb these shy animals.His shy manner belied his very sharp mind.

B1 not confident, especially about meeting or talking to new people:

He was too shy to say anything to her.
shyly adverb

She smiled shyly.
shyness noun [ U ]

(Definition of “shy adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)