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Shyer Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    shy adj
  1. lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man" [syn: diffident, timid, unsure]
  2. easily startled or frightened
  3. short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen" [syn: shy(p)]
  4. wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers" n : a quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman" v
  5. start suddenly, as from fight
  6. throw quickly [also: shied, shyest, shyer, shiest, shier]
Shyer Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    shyer See shy
Shyer Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shy \Shy\ (sh[imac]), a. [Compar. Shier (-[~e]r) or Shyer; superl. Shiest or Shyest.] [OE. schey, skey, sceouh, AS. sce['o]h; akin to Dan. sky, Sw. skygg, D. schuw, MHG. schiech, G. scheu, OHG. sciuhen to be or make timid. Cf. Eschew.]
  1. Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird. The horses of the army . . . were no longer shy, but would come up to my very feet without starting. --Swift.
  2. Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach. What makes you so shy, my good friend? There's nobody loves you better than I. --Arbuthnot. The embarrassed look of shy distress And maidenly shamefacedness. --Wordsworth.
  3. Cautious; wary; suspicious. I am very shy of using corrosive liquors in the preparation of medicines. --Boyle. Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhat shy of thier successors. --Sir H. Wotton. To fight shy. See under Fight, v. i.
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  • Charles Shyer: Charles Richard Shyer (born October 11, 1941) is an American film director , writer and producer . Shyer's films are predominantly ...
  • Christopher Shyer: Christopher Shyer (sometimes credited as "Chris Shyer") is a Canadian actor who has appeared in over 50 film and television roles. ...
  • Melville Shyer: Melville J. Shyer (September 28, 1895 - September 14, 1968 was an American film director , writer and producer . He was one of ...

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