once frightened, twice shy

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  • shy — shy1 [ʃaı] adj comparative shyer superlative shyest [: Old English; Origin: sceoh] 1.) nervous and embarrassed about meeting and speaking to other people, especially people you do not know ▪ He was a quiet, shy man. shy with ▪ She was very shy… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shy — 1 (I) adjective 1 nervous and embarrassed about talking to other people, especially people you do not know: Billy s very shy with adults, but he s fine with other children. | a shy smile | painfully shy (=extremely shy): At 15, I was painfully… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shy — [[t]ʃa͟ɪ[/t]] shyer, shyest, shies, shying, shied 1) ADJ GRADED A shy person is nervous and uncomfortable in the company of other people. She was a shy, quiet spoken girl... She was a shy and retiring person off stage... He is painfully shy of… …   English dictionary

  • shy — I. /ʃaɪ / (say shuy) adjective (shyer or shier, shyest or shiest) 1. bashful; retiring. 2. easily frightened away; timid. 3. suspicious; distrustful: once bitten, twice shy. 4. reluctant; wary. 5. short: shy of funds. 6. Colloquial failing to pay …  

  • fear — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Anticipation of misfortune Nouns 1. fear, fearfulness, phobia; timidity, timorousness, diffidence; solicitude, anxiety, worry, care, apprehension; apprehensiveness, misgiving, mistrust, doubt, suspicion …   English dictionary for students

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  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

  • dog — dogless, adj. doglike, adj. /dawg, dog/, n., v., dogged, dogging. n. 1. a domesticated canid, Canis familiaris, bred in many varieties. 2. any carnivore of the dogfamily Canidae, having prominent canine teeth and, in the wild state, a long and… …   Universalium

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