Thesaurus.com
synonyms
  • definitions

shy

see definition of shy
  • adjquiet and self-conscious
  • adjlacking, failing
Relevance ranks synonyms and suggests the best matches based on how closely a synonym’s sense matches the sense you selected.
Relevance
A-Z
Length
-
+

Synonyms for shy

adj quiet and self-conscious
  • afraid
  • apprehensive
  • bashful
  • cautious
  • circumspect
  • coy
  • demure
  • diffident
  • fearful
  • hesitant
  • humble
  • introverted
  • modest
  • nervous
  • reluctant
  • reticent
  • self-effacing
  • sheepish
  • suspicious
  • timid
  • wary
  • disinclined
  • indisposed
  • introvert
  • loner
  • recessive
  • reserved
  • retiring
  • shrinking
  • averse
  • backward
  • chary
  • conscious
  • distrustful
  • loath
  • shamefaced
  • skittish
  • unassertive
  • unassured
  • uneager
  • uneffusive
  • unresponsive
  • unsocial
  • unwilling

Antonyms for shy

  • aggressive
  • bold
  • brave
  • calm
  • careless
  • conceited
  • confident
  • courageous
  • eager
  • egotistical
  • extroverted
  • fearless
  • forward
  • heedless
  • immodest
  • incautious
  • indiscreet
  • proud
  • rash
  • unabashed
  • unafraid
  • unashamed
  • uncareful
  • unfearful
  • unshy
  • unworried
  • bent
  • disposed
  • inclined
  • outgoing
  • willing
  • adequate
  • enough
  • sufficient
  • unreserved
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to shy

ashamed

adjective. regretting, remorseful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
  • PREVIOUS
  • NEXT