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Were you playing up or, on the flip side, shying away from portraying a romantic attraction?

In the international atmosphere he found himself shying away from the other Germans and making friends among the Italians.

I, on the other hand, am much less active, shying away, in recent years, from any sort of public leadership.

Clinton also is not shying away from addressing the horrors unfolding in Zimbabwe.

Rearing is less common than shying, but more dangerous from the risk of pulling the horse over backward.

The right pedal and toe-clip dug into the horse's ribs and caused a good deal of shying and side-stepping.

The policeman's paroxysm of fear and the horse's fit of shying were facts.

Meantime the boys kept on shying rotten eggs and crackers, and there was nothing but righting and rushing.'

He wondered if he were really something of a bore with it, and whether men were shying off from him at the club on account of it.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shying, such as: balking, hesitating, indisposed, objecting, opposed, and protesting.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.