shy

superl.

  1. Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird.
  2. Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach.
  3. Cautious; wary; suspicious.

a.

  1. To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; -- said especially of horses.

v. t.

  1. To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper.

n.

  1. A sudden start aside, as by a horse.
  2. A side throw; a throw; a fling.