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Main Entry: shy
Synonyms:
Pyrrhonic, about the bush, afraid, agnostic, apprehensive, around the bush, arrested, averse, avert, avoid, back down, backhanded, backward, balance, balk, bankrupt in, bare of, bashful, be startled, bear off, beat about, beat around, beg the question, bereft of, bicker, bilk, blench, blink, boggle, boggling, bowl, cagey, callow, cast, cast at, catapult, cautious, cavil, chary, choplogic, chuck, chuck at, chunk, circumspect, confused, conscious, cowardly, coy, cringe, dart, dash, debate, defective, deficient, deliberate, demur, demure, demurring, denuded of, deprived of, destitute of, devoid of, diffident, distrustful, dodge, double, doubtful, doubting, draw aside, draw back, draw in, dubious, duck, ease off, edge off, elude, embryonic, empty of, equivocate, eschew, evade, evade the issue, fade, failing, fall back, falter, faltering, fear, fearful, fearing, fearsome, fence, fight shy, fight shy of, fire, fire at, flinch, fling, fling at, flip, fly off, for want of, fork, forlorn of, from Missouri, gag, gee, glance, glance off, go off, goosy, hang back, hang off, have qualms, haw, head off, heave, heave at, hedge, hem and haw, hesitant, hesitate, hesitating, hold off, hover, hum and haw, hurl, hurl against, hurl at, hurtle, hypoplastic, immature, in arrear, in arrears, in default, in default of, in doubt, in fear, in short supply, in want of, inadequate, inarticulate, incomplete, indisposed, infant, insufficient, introversive, introvert, introverted, jerk, jib, jump, jump a mile, jumpy, lacking, lance, launch, leery, let fly, let fly at, loath, lob, make bones about, make way for, missing, mistrustful, mistrusting, modest, mousy, move aside, mystify, needing, nervous, nitpick, obscure, out of, out of pocket, palter, panic, parry, part, partial, pass, patchy, pause, peg, pelt, pick nits, pitch, pitchfork, ponder, pot, prevaricate, pull away, pull back, pull in, pull out, pussyfoot, put, put off, put the shot, quail, qualmish, questioning, quibble, rabbity, recoil, reel back, reluctant, reserved, retiring, retract, retreat, scant, scant of, scanty, scarce, scary, scrappy, scruple, scrupulous, self-conscious, self-distrustful, self-effacing, serve, shaky, shamefaced, shamefast, sheepish, sheer off, shift, shift off, shilly-shally, shivery, short, short of, shove aside, shrink, shrink back, shrinking, shuffle, shun, shunt, shy at, shy away, shy of, shy off, side, sidestep, sideswipe, sidetrack, sidle, skedaddle, skeptical, sketchy, skittery, skittish, sling, sling at, snap, split hairs, squeamish, stammering, stampede, start, start aside, start back, startle, startlish, steer clear of, step aside, stick, stick at, stickle, stickling, stop to consider, straddle the fence, strain, strain at, stumble, suspecting, suspicious, swerve, switch, tergiversate, think twice about, throw, throw at, tilt, timid, timorous, toss, toss at, trembling, tremulous, trepidant, trigger-happy, turn aside, turn away, turn back, unassertive, unassured, unblessed with, uncertain, underdeveloped, undeveloped, uneager, unpossessed of, untrusting, unwilling, veer off, void of, wanting, ward off, wary, waver, weasel, weasel out, wince, withdraw, yield
 
Main Entry: fight shy
Synonyms:
avoid, blench, boggle, demur, falter, fight shy of, flinch, give place to, hang back, hang off, have qualms, hesitate, hold aloof, hold off, jib, jump, jump a mile, keep aloof, keep away from, keep clear of, keep from, keep hands off, keep remote from, let alone, make bones about, make way for, not meddle with, not touch, panic, pause, pull back, quail, recoil, scruple, shrink, shun, shy, shy at, skedaddle, stampede, stand aloof, start, start aside, startle, stay detached from, steer clear of, stick at, stickle, strain, turn away from, waver, wince
 
Main entries similar to: shy
afraid, agnostic, arrested, ashamed, attempt, avert, avoid, avoidance, back down, backward, balance, balk, bankrupt, bare of, bashful, bear off, beat around the bush, beg the question, bereft, bicker, bilk, blench, blink, blow hot and cold, boggle, bowl, cagey, callow, careful, cast, catapult, cavil, chary, chop logic, chuck, chunk, circumvention, confused, conscious, cowardly, coy, cringe, curve, dart, dash, debate, decline, defective, defense mechanism, deficient, deflect, deliberate, demur, demure, deprived of, devoid, diffident, disinclined, dissent, distant, distrustful, dodge, double, doubtful, doubting, draw back, draw in, dubious, duck, ease off, elude, elusion, embryonic, empty of, equivocate, equivocation, escape, eschew, evade, evasion, fade, failing, fainthearted, fall back, fallback, falter, faltering, fastball, fear, fearful, fearsome, fence, fight shy, fire, flinch, fling, flip, forbearance, forestalling, fork, forward pass, gag, gingerly, glance, go off, goosy, hang back, hang off, haw, head off, heave, hedge, hem and haw, hesitant, hesitate, hesitating, hold off, hover, hurl, hurtle, immature, in short supply, inadequate, inarticulate, incomplete, incurve, infant, inhibited, insufficient, jerk, jib, jump, jumpy, lacking, lance, lateral, launch, leery, let fly, lob, meek, missing, mistrustful, modest, mousy, mystify, needing, nervous, neutrality, nitpick, nonintervention, noninvolvement, obscure, out of, out of pocket, palter, panic, parry, part, partial, pass, patchy, pause, peg, pelt, pitch, ponder, pot, potshot, prevaricate, prevention, pull, pull back, pull in, pull out, pullback, pullout, pussyfoot, put, put off, quail, qualmish, questioning, quibble, recoil, reel, refraining, reluctant, reserved, reticent, retiring, retract, retreat, runaround, scant, scanty, scarce, scary, scrappy, screwball, scrimpy, scruple, scrupulous, secluded, self-conscious, self-effacing, serve, service, shaky, shamefaced, sheer off, shift, shilly-shally, shivery, short, short of, shot-put, shrink, shrinking, shuffle, shun, shunning, shunt, side, sidestep, sideswipe, sidetrack, sidle, sinker, skedaddle, skeptical, sketchy, skimpy, skittish, slender, sling, slip, snap, spitball, split hairs, squeamish, stammering, stampede, start, startle, steer clear of, step aside, stick at, stickle, stickling, strain, stumble, suspecting, suspicious, swerve, switch, tentative, tergiversate, think twice, throw, tilt, timid, timorous, toss, trembling, tremulous, trigger-happy, turn aside, turn away, turn back, unassertive, unassured, uncertain, underdeveloped, undeveloped, uneager, unpossessed of, untrusting, veer, voiceless, void, wanting, ward off, wary, waver, weasel, wince, withdraw, yield, zigzag