Definition of Shyness

1. Noun. A feeling of fear of embarrassment.

Generic synonyms: Timidity, Timidness, Timorousness
Derivative terms: Shy



Definition of Shyness

1. n. The quality or state of being shy.

Definition of Shyness

1. Noun. The quality of being shy; a fear of social interactions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shyness

1. the state of being shy [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Shyness

1. Discomfort and partial inhibition of the usual forms of behaviour when in the presence of others. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shyness

shy bladder
shy bladders
shy person
shye
shyer
shyers
shyest
shying
shying away
shying away from
shyish
shylocked
shylocking
shylocks
shyly
shyness (current term)
shynesses
shyster
shysterish
shysterism
shysters
siRNA
siRNAs
si op. sit
si quis
siaga
sial
sial-
sialaden
sialadenitis

Literary usage of Shyness

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1. Cavendishby Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"The term most often used to describe Cavendish's personality by persons who knew him was "shyness."4 His shyness was extreme, a disposition which—like its ..."

2. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"The term most often used to describe Cavendish's personality by persons who knew him was "shyness."4 His shyness was extreme, a disposition which—like its ..."

3. The Nam Family: A Study in Cacogenics by Arthur Howard Estabrook, Charles Benedict Davenport (1912)
"shyness. An ability to meet people on equal terms and to mix with them is a ... We may call it forwardness and the lack of the trait shyness or aloofness. ..."

4. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1872)
"SHLF-ATTENTION — SHAME — shyness — MODESTY : BLUSHING. Nature of a blush — Inheritance — The parts of the body most affected—Blushing in the various races ..."

5. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1913)
"SELF-ATTENTION—SHAME—shyness—MODESTY: BLUSHING. ... the fundamental element— shyness—Shame, from broken moral Jaws and conventional rules—Modesty—Theory of ..."

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