shy - Writers' Dictionary

How to hyphenate shy

shy is hyphenated as shy

How to pronounce shy

shy is pronounced ʃäɪ

Number of syllables in shy

The number of syllables in shy is 1

What part of speech in shy?

shy can be a noun or an adjective or an intransitive verb or a verb participle

How common in the word shy?

shy is not ranked in the list of most common words in English

What sentiment does shy convey?

Has a sentiment score of -1 on a scale of -5 to +5

Common collocations after 'shy'

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Common collocations before 'shy'

did, felt, few, gave, girl, just, like, little, look, made, never, now, seem, suddenly, very

Common collocations of 'shy'

being, bit, boy, did, even, eye, face, felt, few, gave, girl, inch, just, know, like, little, look, made, man, never, now, only, other, quiet, seem, still, suddenly, though, very, year

Words with similar spelling to shy

ashy, say, shay, she, shh, sky, sly, sny, soy, spy, sty, thy, why

Common Verb Collocations of shy

appear, ask, be, bite, can, do, feel, fight, give, have, incline, know, look, make, may, mean, must, reserve, retire, say, seem, should, speak, tell, tend, will, withdraw, use, 're, 's

Common Conjunction Collocations of shy

and, beforehand, but, either, nor, or, yet, Nor, cocoanut

Lists containing shy

Dale Chall Words
Words with similar spelling to ashy
Words with similar spelling to Say
Words with similar spelling to shay
Words with similar spelling to she
Words with similar spelling to shh
Words with similar spelling to sky
Words with similar spelling to sly
Words with similar spelling to sny
Words with similar spelling to soy
Words with similar spelling to spy
Words with similar spelling to sty
Words with similar spelling to thy
Words with similar spelling to why
Synonyms of 'afraid'
Synonyms of 'agnostic'
Synonyms of 'attempt'
Synonyms of 'avert'
Synonyms of 'avoid'
Synonyms of 'avoidance'
Synonyms of 'back down'
Synonyms of 'backward'
Synonyms of 'balance'
Synonyms of 'balk'
Synonyms of 'bankrupt'
Synonyms of 'bashful'
Synonyms of 'bear off'
Synonyms of 'bereft'
Synonyms of 'bicker'
Synonyms of 'bilk'
Synonyms of 'blench'
Synonyms of 'blink'
Synonyms of 'boggle'
Synonyms of 'bowl'
Synonyms of 'cagey'
Synonyms of 'callow'
Synonyms of 'cast'
Synonyms of 'catapult'
Synonyms of 'cavil'
Synonyms of 'chary'
Synonyms of 'Chuck'
Synonyms of 'chunk'
Synonyms of 'conscious'
Synonyms of 'cowardly'
Synonyms of 'Coy'
Synonyms of 'cringe'
Synonyms of 'dart'
Synonyms of 'dash'
Synonyms of 'debate'
Synonyms of 'decline'
Synonyms of 'defective'
Synonyms of 'deficient'
Synonyms of 'deflect'
Synonyms of 'deliberate'
Synonyms of 'demur'
Synonyms of 'demure'
Synonyms of 'devoid'
Synonyms of 'diffident'
Synonyms of 'disinclined'
Synonyms of 'dissent'
Synonyms of 'distant'
Synonyms of 'distrustful'
Synonyms of 'dodge'
Synonyms of 'double'
Synonyms of 'doubtful'
Synonyms of 'dubious'
Synonyms of 'duck'
Synonyms of 'elude'
Synonyms of 'elusion'
Synonyms of 'embryonic'
Synonyms of 'equivocate'
Synonyms of 'equivocation'
Synonyms of 'escape'
Synonyms of 'eschew'
Synonyms of 'evade'
Synonyms of 'evasion'
Synonyms of 'fade'
Synonyms of 'failing'
Synonyms of 'falter'
Synonyms of 'Fear'
Synonyms of 'fearful'
Synonyms of 'fearsome'
Synonyms of 'fence'
Synonyms of 'fire'
Synonyms of 'flinch'
Synonyms of 'fling'
Synonyms of 'flip'
Synonyms of 'forbearance'
Synonyms of 'fork'
Synonyms of 'forward pass'
Common Adjective Collocations of asking
Common Adjective Collocations of awkward
Common Adjective Collocations of conscious
Common Adjective Collocations of cautious
Common Adjective Collocations of clumsy
Common Adjective Collocations of cheery
Common Adjective Collocations of crackling
Common Adjective Collocations of cock
Common Adjective Collocations of drooping
Common Adjective Collocations of embarrassed
Common Adjective Collocations of finch
Common Adjective Collocations of friendliness
Common Verb Collocations of gals
Common Adjective Collocations of giggling
Common Adjective Collocations of insecure
Common Adjective Collocations of interrogated
Common Adjective Collocations of intruding
Common Adjective Collocations of inept
Common Adjective Collocations of insinuating
Common Adjective Collocations of introspective
Common Adjective Collocations of juniors
Common Adjective Collocations of kinda
Common Adjective Collocations of modest
Common Adjective Collocations of maiden
Common Adjective Collocations of mutter
Common Adjective Collocations of mumble
Common Adjective Collocations of mannered
Common Adjective Collocations of midget
Common Adjective Collocations of novelties
Common Adjective Collocations of neighbourhoods
Common Verb Collocations of peanuts
Common Adjective Collocations of painfully
Common Adjective Collocations of quiet
Common Adjective Collocations of quietist
Common Adjective Collocations of reserved
Common Adjective Collocations of retiring
Common Adjective Collocations of recesses
Common Adjective Collocations of suddenly
Common Adjective Collocations of stealing
Common Adjective Collocations of timid
Common Adjective Collocations of tiptoed
Common Adjective Collocations of unsure
Common Adjective Collocations of ungainly
Common Adjective Collocations of unassuming
Common Adjective Collocations of unaccountably