Shyness Shy"ness, n. The quality or state of being shy. [Written also {shiness}.] [1913 Webster]

Frequency in heavenly contemplation is particularly important to prevent a shyness bewtween God and thy soul. --Baxter. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Bashfulness; reserve; coyness; timidity; diffidence. See {Bashfulness}. [1913 Webster]

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