What is the opposite of shy?

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Adjective
Opposite of lacking in courage or confidence
“They were now bold warriors, far from the shy plebeians they once were.”
Adjective
Opposite of uncomfortable in the company of other people
“She was highly extroverted and would go out of her way to meet new people every week.”
Adjective
Opposite of modest in nature
“Ever the arrogant narcissist, she was prone to singing her own praises on a regular basis.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of insufficient or less than
“The total was sufficient in meeting our requirements.”
Adjective
Opposite of shy or socially timid, not liking to be noticed
“She acts sweet, kind and nice on the outside, but inside she's as rude and presumptuous as I am.”
Adjective
Opposite of modest and having no pretensions or ostentation
Adjective
Opposite of insecure with oneself
Adjective
Opposite of not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
“The check-in assistant seemed to be in a particularly garrulous mood, chatting with his colleague while he printed out the boarding card.”
Adjective
Opposite of easily agitated or alarmed
“Mac was the consummate employee, and he was always confident at dealing with adversity in a professional manner.”
Adjective
(colloquial) Opposite of faint of heart and easily frightened
“He sat there quietly in protest, unafraid of the consequences.”
Adjective
Opposite of limited or insufficient in quantity
“We ordered extra for the party so there should be adequate food for everyone.”
Adjective
Opposite of not clearly visible or attracting attention
Adjective
Opposite of unconventional and slightly disreputable in an attractive manner
Adjective
Opposite of having a considerate or kindly disposition
“He was a rough man who was prone to obscenities and bad behavior.”
Adjective
Opposite of embarrassed or guilty because of one's actions, characteristics, or associations
Adjective
Opposite of shy or timid in nature or demeanor
“The children are assertive enough to ask for what they want, when they want it.”
Adjective
Opposite of deserted or not regularly visited or used
Adjective
Opposite of tentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking
Adjective
Opposite of using, exercising or showing caution
Adjective
Opposite of having a disinclination
Adjective
Opposite of lacking grace in manner, behavior or appearance
Adjective
Opposite of behaving in a manner that is socially awkward
Adjective
Opposite of lacking or deficient in something, especially something essential or necessary
“The mortal is blessed with all virtues and gnosis and he obtains honor in the Lord's court.”
Verb
(shy from) Opposite of to avoid due to timidness, caution or aversion
“I gravitate towards romantic comedies as I am a hopeless romantic.”
Verb
Opposite of to suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
Verb
Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction with force
Verb
Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
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Opposite of to throw or hurl something
Verb
Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
“He can catch the ball in traffic as well as anyone in the league, and he's lethal after the catch.”
Verb
Opposite of to shun or shy away from
“General pushing strength is useful to all athletes who participate in contact sports such as boxing, football, rugby and wrestling.”
Verb
Opposite of to disagree with or dispute
“I agree that this craze is on the rise, but it evoked a bigger issue for me.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of throwing something
“Worsley moved across, made a brilliant catch, and sent the ball high into the air with a one-handed jerk behind his back.”
Noun
Opposite of an act or instance of throwing something
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