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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A shy or retiring person.

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  • n. A very shy person, who avoids contact with others if avoidable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who shrinks from familiarity with others

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