Shy - Crossword Clue

Crossword Clue Last Updated: 30/05/2020

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Shy.

4 letter answer(s) to shy

BALK
  1. an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
  2. one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
  3. refuse to comply
  4. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  5. the area on a billiard table behind the balkline; "a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"

7 letter answer(s) to shy

BASHFUL
  1. disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
  2. self-consciously timid; "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound

3 letter answer(s) to shy

COY
  1. modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"
  2. showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement; "a politician coy about his intentions"
  3. affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

6 letter answer(s) to shy

DEMURE
  1. affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
SHRINK
  1. a physician who specializes in psychiatry
  2. decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
  3. become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
  4. reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
  5. wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"
  6. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

8 letter answer(s) to shy

RESERVED
  1. set aside for the use of a particular person or party
  2. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
  3. obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
  4. hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation"
  5. arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
  6. marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West
RETIRING
  1. reluctant to draw attention to yourself
  2. prepare for sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"
  3. of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"
  4. cause to get out; "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the runner was put out at third base"
  5. not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"
  6. cause to be out on a fielding play
  7. lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
  8. pull back or move away or backward;
  9. dispose of (something no longer useful or needed); "She finally retired that old coat"
  10. go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position; "He retired at age 68"
  11. withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
  12. make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal"
  13. b
TIMOROUS
  1. timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
  2. Fearful, nervous

5 letter answer(s) to shy

SHORT
  1. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
  2. the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  3. marked by rude or peremptory shortness;
  4. accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
  5. tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"
  6. (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
  7. quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
  8. primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"
  9. in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short wi
TIMID
  1. lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
  2. Shy
  3. showing fear and lack of confidence
  4. people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
  5. lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

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