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See definition of shyly on Dictionary.com
  • as infearfully
  • as inhesitantly
  • as inmodestly

synonyms for shyly

  • nervously
  • timidly
  • apprehensively
  • diffidently
  • in alarm
  • in fright
  • in terror
  • shrinkingly
  • timorously
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How to use shyly in a sentence

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton has never been shy about his enthusiasm for quarterback Taysom Hill ever since he plucked the then-rookie off the preseason waiver wire in 2017.
TAYSOM HILL, NOT JAMEIS WINSTON, REPORTEDLY WILL REPLACE DREW BREES FOR THE SAINTSMATT BONESTEELNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Now 200 shy of the goal, Ames felt confident the charitable momentum that had carried the drive this far would make up the difference before the giveaway next week.
‘CAN’T EAT A GIFT CARD’: RURAL FOOD BANKS FIGHT TO PUT TURKEYS ON THE TABLEKYLE SWENSONNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Nestled between stalk and branch, each sprout grows to between half an inch and just shy of two inches in diameter.
A GUIDE TO BRUSSELS SPROUTS: HOW TO CHOOSE, STORE, SEASON AND COOK THE VERSATILE VEGETABLEDANIELA GALARZANOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The one that I flew more than the rest, I feel like I love just shy behind my family.
BLUE ANGELS JET GETS A NEW HOME AT SMITHSONIAN’S AIR AND SPACE MUSEUMBY MICHAEL E. RUANENOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
A slender, shy boy with an easy smile, Garcia didn’t like to imagine his future in Guatemala.
INSIDE THE LIVES OF IMMIGRANT TEENS WORKING DANGEROUS NIGHT SHIFTS IN SUBURBAN FACTORIESBY MELISSA SANCHEZNOVEMBER 19, 2020PROPUBLICA
His wealth has jumped just shy of $90 billion this year, the biggest gain on the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people.
ELON MUSK SET TO PASS MARK ZUCKERBERG IN NET WORTHRACHEL SCHALLOMNOVEMBER 17, 2020FORTUNE
More people in Samoa shied away from the measles vaccine after two babies died because of a medical error made when they were immunized in 2018.
MEASLES HAS COME BACK WITH A VENGEANCE IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARSAIMEE CUNNINGHAMNOVEMBER 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Some states with significant numbers, like California and Illinois, have joined, but others, like Florida and Texas, have so far shied away from the idea.
COLORADO JOINS 15 STATES IN FAVOR OF POPULAR VOTE IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONSNICOLE GOODKINDNOVEMBER 5, 2020FORTUNE
Before Katie became the first female RoboKnight, the team competed in one tournament a year, where they usually placed just shy of last.
THIS AI WHIZ COULD BE THE NEXT ELON MUSK OR STEVE JOBS, BUT FIRST SHE HAS TO NAVIGATE BEING 18TAYLOR TELFORDNOVEMBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Eric Nunn, 29, has red hair, a shy smile and big muscles from working out and hauling materials at his part-time job at a print shop.
PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WERE PROMISED HELP. INSTEAD, THEY FACE DELAYS AND DENIALS.BY AMY SILVERMAN FOR ARIZONA DAILY STAR, WITH DATA ANALYSIS BY ALEX DEVOID, ARIZONA DAILY STARNOVEMBER 5, 2020PROPUBLICA
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WORDS RELATED TO SHYLY

  • apprehensively
  • diffidently
  • in alarm
  • in fright
  • in terror
  • nervously
  • shrinkingly
  • shyly
  • timidly
  • timorously
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.