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shi·est

 (shī′ĭst)
adj.
A superlative of shy1.

shiest

(ˈʃaɪɪst)
adj
a superlative of shy1

shy1

(ʃaɪ)

adj. shy•er shi•er, shy•est shi•est, adj.
1. bashful; retiring.
2. easily frightened away; timid.
3. distrustful; wary: shy of publicity.
4. deficient: shy of funds.
5. short of a full amount or number: a few dollars shy of our goal.
v.i.
6. (esp. of a horse) to start back or aside in alarm.
7. to draw back; recoil.
n.
8. a sudden start aside, as in alarm.
[before 1000; early Middle English scheowe, Old English scēoh, c. Middle High German schiech; akin to Dutch schuw, German scheu; compare eschew]
shy′er, n.
shy′ly, adv.
shy′ness, n.

shy2

(ʃaɪ)

v. shied, shy•ing, v.t., v.i.
1. to throw with a swift, sudden movement.
n.
2. a quick, sudden throw.
3. a gibe or sneer.
[1780–90; orig. uncertain]
shy′er, n.
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