timid and nervous in the presence of others; reserved
(of animals, birds, etc.) unwilling to be seen or be near to humans; easily frightened
wary or afraid of (a person or an action)
(usually of a horse) turn aside or hold back in fear or alarm
"he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
"stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"
"problems that call for bold not timid responses"
"a very unsure young man"
"eleven is one shy of a dozen"
"shy of strangers"
The blighter is as shy as a wood-nymph.
出自： J. Buchan
Kruger National Park, where the animals have ceased to be shy.
出自： R. Campbell
She had seemed to want to take her in, then she had shied at her.
出自： H. James
That..oblivion from which..thoughts unconsciously shy.
出自： E. Glyn
Shying at the sticks better than any man in the army.
Shying quick stones to keep the beasts in line.
出自： P. Matthiessen
The girl shied away from looking the strange man in the eye.
误 He was not shy about offering suggestions.
正 He was not shy of offering suggestions.
析 be shy of是固定短语,表示“不好意思(做某事)”或“对…存有戒心”其中的介词不可用about代替。
误 This animal is not often seen by man, as it is an extremely nervous creature.
正 This animal is not often seen by man, as it is an extremely shy creature.