comparative of shy

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  • shier — shier1 [shī′ər] n. a horse that tends to shy shier2 [shī′ər] adj. alt. compar. of SHY1 …   English World dictionary

  • Shier — Shy Shy (sh[imac]), a. [Compar. {Shier} (sh[imac] [ e]r) or {Shyer}; superl. {Shiest} or {Shyest}.] [OE. schey, skey, sceouh, AS. sce[ o]h; akin to Dan. sky, Sw. skygg, D. schuw, MHG. schiech, G. scheu, OHG. sciuhen to be or make timid. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shier — There are two possible origins of this interesting name, which although found widely through England is specifically associated with Yorkshire. Firstly, it may be a baptismal semi nickname for a beautiful or radiant child, or one with golden hair …   Surnames reference

  • shier — shier1 /shuy euhr/, adj. a compar. of shy1. shier2 /shuy euhr/, n. a horse having a tendency to shy. Also, shyer. [1820 30; SHY1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • shier — ʃaɪ n. sudden start; quick throw, sudden toss; experiment, attempt (Slang); taunt, jeer, sneer (Slang) v. move suddenly; draw away suddenly, recoil; throw quickly, fling, toss adj. bashful; timid, easily frightened; wary, distrustful; lacking,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shier — shi·er …   English syllables

  • shier — shi•er [[t]ˈʃaɪ ər[/t]] adj. a compar. of shy I …   From formal English to slang

  • shier — shyer shire …   English homophone dictionary

  • shier — compar. of SHY(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shelley M. Shier — (born March 15, 1957) is a Canadian American entrepreneur and theatrical producer. Youth Her mother, Rosaline Cutler Shier Sonshine, is a socially active housewife from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Harry Shier was a noted Canadian… …   Wikipedia

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