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Shy

(shī),
George Milton, U.S. neurologist, 1919-1967. See: Shy-Drager syndrome.

Shy

Abbreviation for 6-mercaptopurine.

shy

timid.

shy breeder
difficult to get pregnant because of timid disposition and disinclination to copulate.
shy feeder
fussy, finicky eater; difficult to get to eat a full feed.
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One of the world's oldest, rarest, and shyest animals, it's found only the rain forests of New Guinea and surrounding islands.
Once interest is stimulated even the shyest child can be a willing, interactive group member, regardless of cultural background and language accomplishment.
Just as Morris knows that keeping quiet may elicit the shyest of confessions in The Thin Blue Line (1988) he also knows that McNamara's understatement with regards to his performance in the Viet Nam War will not stand for his documentary audience, and roundly interjects his rambling.
After being one of the shyest kids in the centre, he's now very social.
They help us to say in the first recesses of ourselves, in the shyest, pre-social part of our nature, 'Yes, I know something like that too.
With the right attitude and a huge choice of breaks to keep even the shyest of holidaymakers happy, doing a spot of solo sun-seeking this summer has never been easier.
He's unthreatening and funny, and makes even the shyest, most unconfident women feel good enough about themselves to whip off their kit and pose for saucy pics - and even strut down a runway in the tiniest of knickers.
And there was 23-year-old Rapunzel, shyest of the family brood.
What's so nice about tennis is that it is such a social activity," says Bennett, who promises that, in no time, even the shyest of new members will be sucking down Fosters lagers with their newfound friends/tennis partners in the club lounge.
And stepping into costume has the power to transform even the shyest of souls.
What happens when so many lumens are turned upon an individual is that demons and ghosts and the shyest parts of the soul simply take cover.