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Kind vs. Shy

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Kindnoun

A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.

‘What kind of a person are you?’; ‘This is a strange kind of tobacco.’;

Shyadjective

Easily frightened; timid.

Kindnoun

A makeshift or otherwise atypical specimen.

‘The opening served as a kind of window.’;

Shyadjective

Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.

‘He is very shy with strangers.’;

Kindnoun

(archaic) One's inherent nature; character, natural disposition.

Shyadjective

Cautious; wary; suspicious.

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Kindnoun

Goods or services used as payment, as e.g. in barter.

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.’;

Kindnoun

Equivalent means used as response to an action.

‘I'll pay in kind for his insult.’;

Shyadjective

Embarrassed. en

Kindnoun

(Christianity) Each of the two elements of the communion service, bread and wine.

Shyverb

(intransitive) To avoid due to timidness or caution.

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

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Kindadjective

Having a benevolent, courteous, friendly, generous, gentle, liberal, sympathetic, or warm-hearted nature or disposition, marked by consideration for – and service to – others.

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.’;

Kindadjective

Affectionate.

‘a kind man; a kind heart’;

Shyverb

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

‘to shy a stone; to shy a slipper’;

Kindadjective

Favorable.

Shynoun

An act of throwing.

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Kindadjective

Mild, gentle, forgiving

‘The years have been kind to Richard Gere; he ages well.’;

Shynoun

A place for throwing.

‘coconut shy’;

Kindadjective

Gentle; tractable; easily governed.

‘a horse kind in harness’;

Shynoun

A sudden start aside, as by a horse.

Kindadjective

(obsolete) Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.

Shynoun

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

Kindadjective

Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.

‘It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth the kind taste.’;

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.’;

Kindadjective

Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.

‘Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,The love he bore to learning was his fault.’;

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.’;

Kindadjective

Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.

‘He is kind unto the unthankful and to evil.’; ‘O cruel Death, to those you take more kindThan to the wretched mortals left behind.’; ‘A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind.’;

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.’;

Kindadjective

Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act.

Shyadjective

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

Kindadjective

Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.

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.

Kindnoun

Nature; natural instinct or disposition.

‘He knew by kind and by no other lore.’; ‘Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,Are led by kind t'admire your fellow-creature.’;

Shyverb

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

Kindnoun

Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.

‘Every kind of beasts, and of birds.’; ‘She follows the law of her kind.’; ‘Here to sow the seed of bread,That man and all the kinds be fed.’;

Shyverb

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

Kindnoun

Sort; type; class; nature; style; character; fashion; manner; variety; description; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc.

‘How diversely Love doth his pageants play,And snows his power in variable kinds !’; ‘There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.’; ‘Diogenes was asked in a kind of scorn: What was the matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and not rich men philosophers?’; ‘Tax on tillage was often levied in kind upon corn.’;

Shynoun

A sudden start aside, as by a horse.

Kindverb

To beget.

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.’;

Kindnoun

a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;

‘sculpture is a form of art’; ‘what kinds of desserts are there?’;

Shynoun

a quick throw;

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

Kindadjective

having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior;

‘kind to sick patients’; ‘a kind master’; ‘kind words showing understanding and sympathy’; ‘thanked her for her kind letter’;

Shyverb

start suddenly, as from fight

Kindadjective

liberal;

‘kind words of praise’;

Shyverb

throw quickly

Kindadjective

conducive to comfort; beneficial;

‘the genial sunshine’; ‘a kind climate’; ‘hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet’;

Shyadjective

lacking self-confidence;

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

Kindadjective

expressing sympathy

Shyadjective

easily startled or frightened

Kindadjective

characterized by mercy, and compassion;

‘compassionate toward disadvantaged people’; ‘kind to animals’; ‘a humane judge’;

Shyadjective

short;

‘eleven is one shy of a dozen’;

Kindadjective

agreeable;

‘a dry climate kind to asthmatics’;

Shyadjective

wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things;

‘shy of strangers’;

Kindadjective

helpful to other people;

‘helping an old lady with her bundles was his kind deed for the day’;

Shyadjective

nervous or timid in the company of other people

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

Kindadjective

tolerant and forgiving under provocation;

‘our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke’;

Shyadjective

slow or reluctant to do (something)

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

Kindadjective

showing consideration and anticipation of needs;

‘it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers’; ‘a neighbor showed thoughtful attention’;

Shyadjective

having a dislike of or aversion to a specified thing

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

Kindadjective

generously responsive;

‘good-hearted but inept efforts to help’; ‘take a kindly interest’; ‘a kindly gentleman’; ‘an openhearted gift to charity’;

Shyadjective

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

‘otters are very shy animals’;

Kindnoun

a group of people or things having similar characteristics

‘more data of this kind would be valuable’; ‘all kinds of music’;

Shyadjective

less than; short of

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

Kindnoun

character or nature

‘the trials were different in kind from any that preceded them’;

Shyadjective

before

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

Kindnoun

each of the elements (bread and wine) of the Eucharist

‘communion in both kinds’;

Shyadjective

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

Kindadjective

having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature

‘he was very kind to me’; ‘she was a good, kind woman’;

Shyverb

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

‘their horses shied at the unfamiliar sight’;

Kindadjective

used in a polite request

‘would you be kind enough to repeat what you said?’;

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’;

Kindadjective

(of a consumer product) gentle on (a part of the body)

‘look for rollers that are kind to hair’;

Shyverb

fling or throw (something) at a target

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

Kindadjective

affectionate or loving.

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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