Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Shy

10 September 2020 Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We have 29 answers for the crossword clue Shy. We last saw the 'Shy' clue in Evening Standard Easy Crossword on Tuesday, 18 August 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • 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

COY

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

BALK

An illegal pitching motion while runners are on base

5 Letters

CHARY

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

FLING

The act of flinging

OWING

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

SHORT

The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

START

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

TIMID

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

6 Letters

DEMURE

Affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

MODEST

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

RECOIL

A movement back from an impact

SHRINK

A physician who specializes in psychiatry

UNSURE

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

BASHFUL

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

RESERVED

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

RETICENT

Reluctant to draw attention to yourself

RETIRING

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

SKITTISH

Unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

TIMOROUS

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

9 Letters

DEFICIENT

Falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"

DIFFIDENT

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

RECLUSIVE

Withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"

SHRINKING

The act of becoming less

WITHDRAWN

Withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"

10 Letters

SHAMEFACED

Showing a sense of shame

UNASSUMING

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

UNEFFUSIVE

11 Letters

INTROVERTED

Given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences

UNASSERTIVE

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

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