Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Forms of the comparative and superlative of shy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective comparative form of shy: more shy

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Common ravens, Corvus corvax, are formidable-looking birds—black, lustrous and big as red-tailed hawks—but shier and wilder than their relatives in the crow family.

    Coming of Age as a Bird of Prey

  • Xu Duo in the end of the eighteenth century described in Lin'an thus: "Abo [the native people] of three thousand are all farmers, and tusi [native chieftains] of twelve are all well dressed" (Abo sanqian jie jiase, Tusi shier jin yiguan).

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • Lily Gefelty, the third friend in this little group, did not appear in any series of books except for this one, and for that reason she was shier than her friends.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • Lily Gefelty, the third friend in this little group, did not appear in any series of books except for this one, and for that reason she was shier than her friends.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • Lily Gefelty, the third friend in this little group, did not appear in any series of books except for this one, and for that reason she was shier than her friends.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • Lily Gefelty, the third friend in this little group, did not appear in any series of books except for this one, and for that reason she was shier than her friends.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • And a bit shier of six years after that, June 30, 2007 also my sixth wedding anniversary, we rolled back out of New York in a loaded SUV.

    Bullseye

  • And a bit shier of six years after that, June 30, 2007 also my sixth wedding anniversary, we rolled back out of New York in a loaded SUV.

    Bullseye

  • "Often, they can do as good work on quantitative projects as men, but they're shier about selling their abilities."

    Men Do Numbers,Women Do Strategy

  • She was shier than her sister, spoke more quietly, and had a little cut on her cheek, which made her seem all the more ursine.

    O Human Child

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.