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Introvert vs. Shy

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Introvertverb

To turn or bend inward.

Shyadjective

Easily frightened; timid.

Introvertverb

To look within; to introspect.

Shyadjective

Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.

‘He is very shy with strangers.’;

Introvertnoun

A person who is introverted; one concerned predominantly with himself or his own feelings. Contrasted with extrovert.

Shyadjective

Cautious; wary; suspicious.

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Introvertnoun

A person who is shy.

Shyadjective

(informal) Short, insufficient or less than.

‘By our count your shipment came up two shy of the bill of lading amount.’; ‘It is just shy of a mile from here to their house.’;

Introvertnoun

A part that can be introverted{1}.

Shyadjective

Embarrassed. en

Introvertnoun

(psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts

Shyverb

(intransitive) To avoid due to timidness or caution.

‘I shy away from investment opportunities I don't understand.’;

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Introvertverb

fold inwards;

‘some organs can invaginate’;

Shyverb

(intransitive) To jump back in fear.

‘The horse shied away from the rider, which startled him so much he shied away from the horse.’;

Introvertverb

turn inside;

‘He introverted his feelings’;

Shyverb

(transitive) to throw sideways with a jerk; to fling

‘to shy a stone; to shy a slipper’;

Shynoun

An act of throwing.

Shynoun

A place for throwing.

‘coconut shy’;

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Shynoun

A sudden start aside, as by a horse.

Shynoun

In the Eton College wall game, a point scored by lifting the ball against the wall in the calx.

Shyadjective

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.’;

Shyadjective

Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach.

‘What makes you so shy, my good friend? There's nobody loves you better than I.’; ‘The embarrassed look of shy distressAnd maidenly shamefacedness.’;

Shyadjective

Cautious; wary; suspicious.

‘I am very shy of using corrosive liquors in the preparation of medicines.’; ‘Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhat shy of thier successors.’;

Shyadjective

Inadequately supplied; short; lacking; as, the team is shy two players.

Shyadjective

owing money to the pot; - in cases where an opponent's bet has exceeded a player's available stake or chips, but the player chooses to continue playing the hand before adding the required bet to the pot.

Shyverb

To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; - said especially of horses.

Shyverb

To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper.

Shynoun

A sudden start aside, as by a horse.

Shynoun

A side throw; a throw; a fling.

‘If Lord Brougham gets a stone in his hand, he must, it seems, have a shy at somebody.’;

Shynoun

a quick throw;

‘he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman’;

Shyverb

start suddenly, as from fight

Shyverb

throw quickly

Shyadjective

lacking self-confidence;

‘stood in the doorway diffident and abashed’; ‘problems that call for bold not timid responses’; ‘a very unsure young man’;

Shyadjective

easily startled or frightened

Shyadjective

short;

‘eleven is one shy of a dozen’;

Shyadjective

wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things;

‘shy of strangers’;

Shyadjective

nervous or timid in the company of other people

‘I was pretty shy at school’; ‘a shy smile’;

Shyadjective

slow or reluctant to do (something)

‘the wealthy have become less shy of displaying their privilege’;

Shyadjective

having a dislike of or aversion to a specified thing

‘he was very car shy when he came here’;

Shyadjective

(of a wild mammal or bird) reluctant to remain in sight of humans

‘otters are very shy animals’;

Shyadjective

less than; short of

‘the shares are 29p shy of their flotation price’;

Shyadjective

before

‘he left school just shy of his fourteenth birthday’;

Shyadjective

(of a plant) not bearing flowers or fruit well or prolifically.

Shyverb

(especially of a horse) start suddenly aside in fright at an object, noise, or movement

‘their horses shied at the unfamiliar sight’;

Shyverb

avoid doing or becoming involved in (something) due to nervousness or a lack of confidence

‘don't shy away from saying what you think’;

Shyverb

fling or throw (something) at a target

‘he tore the spectacles off and shied them at her’;

Shynoun

a sudden startled movement, especially of a frightened horse.

Shynoun

an act of flinging or throwing something at a target.

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