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What is another word for shily?

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Adverb for lacking in courage or confidence
“They were now bold warriors, far from the shy plebeians they once were.”
Adverb for uncomfortable in the company of other people
“She was painfully shy and would hide in her room whenever guests arrived.”
Adverb for modest in nature
“Ever the shy lady, she was loathed to sing her own praises.”
(informal) Adverb for insufficient or less than
“The count came up two shy of the expected total.”
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