Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or state of being shy; especially, a shrinking from familiarity or conspicuousness; diffidence; lack of self-assertiveness.
  • noun Synonyms Diffidence, Coyness, etc. See bashfulness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being shy.

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

  • noun The quality of being shy; a fear of social interactions.

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

  • noun a feeling of fear of embarrassment

Etymologies

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shy +‎ -ness

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