To fight shy. See under Fight, v. i.

(Shy), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shying.] [From Shy, a.] To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; — said especially of horses.

(Shy), v. t. To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper. T. Hughes.

(Shy), n.

1. A sudden start aside, as by a horse.

2. A side throw; a throw; a fling. Thackeray.

If Lord Brougham gets a stone in his hand, he must, it seems, have a shy at somebody.

(Shy"ly), adv. In a shy or timid manner; not familiarly; with reserve. [Written also shily.]

(Shy"ness), n. The quality or state of being shy. [Written also shiness.]

Frequency in heavenly contemplation is particularly important to prevent a shyness bewtween God and thy soul.

Syn. — Bashfulness; reserve; coyness; timidity; diffidence. See Bashfulness.

(Shy"ster) n. [Perh. from G. scheisse excrement.] A trickish knave; one who carries on any business, especially legal business, in a mean and dishonest way. [Slang, U.S.]

(Si) [It.] (Mus.) A syllable applied, in solmization, to the note B; more recently, to the seventh tone of any major diatonic scale. It was added to Guido's scale by Le Maire about the end of the 17th century.

(||Si*a"ga) n. (Zoöl.) The ahu, or jairou.

(Si*al"o*gogue) n. [Gr. si`alon saliva + leading, from to lead: cf. F. sialagogue.] (Med.) An agent which promotes the flow of saliva.

(||Si"a*mang`) n. [Malay siamang.] (Zool.) A gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus), native of Sumatra. It has the second and third toes partially united by a web.

(Si`a*mese") a. Of or pertaining to Siam, its native people, or their language.

1. Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird.

The horses of the army . . . were no longer shy, but would come up to my very feet without starting.

2. Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach.

What makes you so shy, my good friend? There's nobody loves you better than I.

The embarrassed look of shy distress
And maidenly shamefacedness.

3. Cautious; wary; suspicious.

I am very shy of using corrosive liquors in the preparation of medicines.

Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhat shy of thier successors.
Sir H. Wotton.

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