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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Shy as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 29 answers for the crossword clue 'Shy', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Shy a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Shy as an answer itself some 214 times.

Shy is a single word clue made up of 3 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 with the answer being TIMID, we also found TIMID to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Shy', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Shy' and give you a hint.

  • A quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
  • Throw quickly
  • Start suddenly, as from fright
  • Lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
  • Wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"
  • Short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

Showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement; "a politician coy about his intentions"

4 Letters

An illegal pitching motion while runners are on base

5 Letters

Characterized by great caution and wariness; "a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"; "chary of the risks involved"; "a chary investor"

The act of flinging

Owed as a debt; "outstanding bills"; "the amount still owed"; "undischarged debts"

(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"

A sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"

People who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

6 Letters

Affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

Limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"

A movement back from an impact

A physician who specializes in psychiatry

Lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance; "uncertain of his convictions"; "unsure of himself and his future"; "moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps"; "an uncertain smile"; "touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers"

7 Letters

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)

8 Letters

Marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West

Reluctant to draw attention to yourself

Of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"

Unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

Timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"

9 Letters

Falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"

Lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"

Withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"

The act of becoming less

Withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"

10 Letters

Showing a sense of shame

Not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"


11 Letters

Given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences

Inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence; "a shy unassertive person"

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