[ US /ˈʃaɪnəs/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈa‍ɪnəs/ ]
  1. a feeling of fear of embarrassment
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How To Use shyness In A Sentence

  • Shyness, performance anxiety seemed never to have dwelled in him.
  • The reason why girls consider flowers as the most valuable gift among other gifts is that men have to overcome the shyness of holding the flowers in streets before sending them to girls.
  • It is often linked to excessive shyness or a social phobia. Times, Sunday Times
  • Doc Franklin observed that it was a point of great importance and wished that the gentlemen would deliver their sentiments on it before the question was put and Mr. Rutledge animadverted on the shyness of gentlemen .... Interrogations and Presidential Prerogative
  • The king's persistency in begging her not to veil so austerely a face which the gods had made for the admiration of men, his evident vexation upon her refusal to appear in Greek costume at the sacrifices and public solemnities, his unsparing raillery at what he termed her barbarian shyness, all tended to convince her that the young King Candaules
  • Although tradition suggests that young Chinese women be modest, no signs of embarrassment or shyness can be read on the waitresses' faces.
  • Beth has already met Arleen Starr, who spoke with her prior to sending her off for another set of tests, but the doctor is still a stranger who makes Beth shrink into herself with shyness.
  • It's generally thought that shyness goes hand in hand with introversion, but many introverts simply prefer solitary to social activities.
  • Extreme shyness can be very incapacitating.
  • Lan shut his eyes tight, sinking his head down a little in embarrassment and shyness.
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