shy person


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Noun1.shy person - someone who shrinks from familiarity with othersshy person - someone who shrinks from familiarity with others
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
wallflower - remains on sidelines at social event
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"Different country, city, language, football style, teammates, where it's not the best conditions for a shy person like me, but I knew I have to be there!
Likewise, Kate, who is naturally a shy person, finds public events "overwhelming." In contrast, Meghan has had some media exposure due to her status as a former actress, to the envy of Prince William's wife.
She said she used to be a reserved and shy person when she grew up, but that since joining the club she has gained confidence in public speaking.
Asked if he would encourage his partner to join the gay competition, Carlos smiled and said: "He's a shy person. I don't think he is ready for that."
"She (Osaka) is kind of a shy person, probably like me at the time.
"I think that she is a kind of shy person, probably like me," Kvitova said.
"It's a wonderful way for a shy person to go into a room."
'I was a very quiet and shy person, and for that reason I was made fun of.'
Maria also described Barcelona's star, Lionel Messi, as a shy person. Asked about her opinion on Catalonia independence, Maria said "Catalonia is part of Spain and whoever wants independence is not a true Catalan.
'This is because Cik B is a shy person and not like other teenagers, but in the end netizens lodged a report with the welfare department against me, claiming emotional abuse,' she said in an Instagram video on her profile.