1. lacking self-confidence
- eleven is one shy of a dozen
3. wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things
- shy of strangers
Similar word(s): wary
Sentences with shy as an adjective:
- He is very shy with strangers.
- By our count your shipment came up two shy of the bill of lading amount.
- It is just shy of a mile from here to their house.
1. a quick throw
- he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman
Sentences with shy as a noun:
- coconut shy